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Business and employers

With almost three-quarters of our students in employment, The Open University in Scotland is at the forefront of ensuring people in the workforce have the opportunities they need to develop and update their skills. Increased skills, employability, and productivity are vital for the economy.

Business people in conversation

Why the OU for your organisation? 

We support Scotland's employers by providing exceptional learning, development, recruitment and consultancy solutions.

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Upskilling Scotland

Accessible upskilling opportunities are provided by the OU for individuals and businesses across Scotland.

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Small to medium-sized and apprenticeship levy-paying businesses

Through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, SMEs across Scotland can access OU training up to the value of £5,000. Apprenticeship Levy-paying employers can access training up to the value of £15,000. 

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Social work

Social workers across Scotland have trained through the OU's highly regarded social work qualifications. 

OU nursing graduate Julie


Scotland's healthcare providers are benefitting from OU programmes enabling their staff to become nurses.