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Children in Scotland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the OU in Scotland which will form the foundation of an exciting partnership between the two organisations.
22 November 2023
NHS Education for Scotland has signed a new strategic collaboration agreement with the OU.
20 November 2023
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is discussed in board rooms but lack of skills is holding back action, according to new report by The Open University.
6 November 2023
The OU in Scotland has signed an agreement with the SQA which will allow learners from across the country who have completed HNC and diplomas to progress onto OU degrees.
10 October 2023
The OU and the National Trust for Scotland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will form the foundation of an exciting partnership between the two organisations.
20 September 2023
The latest Business Barometer report shows skills shortages for most Scottish organisations.
29 June 2023
New research recognises the positive impact of staff upskilling on business success. Tim Lewis shares how the OU in Scotland can help businesses through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund.
20 June 2023
Two-thirds of Scotland's SMEs owners and managers have reported that skills shortages are impacting their profitability, according to new research conducted for the OU in Scotland.
30 May 2023
The OU in Scotland has launched its inaugural Skills for Business Roadshow which will be touring Scotland in April and May.
12 April 2023
This Scottish Tourism Month, the OU’s David Allen highlights our support for the tourism and hospitality sector to recruit and retain staff, following Brexit and COVID-19 challenges.
24 March 2023
OU in Scotland and Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland Scholars will gain knowledge and skills on a funded Microcredential course.
21 March 2023
A range of employers, representatives from local educational institutions, and business leaders, came together to share their experiences of the local skills landscape, and challenges they're facing, reveals Tim Lewis, Business Relationships Manager at the OU in Scotland.
20 March 2023
Employers across Scotland say that their organisations are facing acute skills shortages, with the impact leading to reduced output, profitability and growth. The OU's David Allen shares how Scotland's businesses of all sizes can access training to bridge vital skills gaps.
30 January 2023
The current shortfall in nursing staff has been described as a ‘ticking timebomb’. The OU provides accessible routes that open up nursing careers to more people, says the Liz Sturley from the OU's School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care.
12 December 2022
Small businesses in Scotland can now access free training from the UK's largest university to help upskill their workforce. Tim Lewis, Business Relationships Manager at the OU in Scotland, explains how employers and employees can benefit from the fund.
3 October 2022