Vital skills for the workplace can be gained from our wide variety of courses and programmes. We also provide free resources. With accessible, flexible Open University study, refresh your existing skills or develop new ones.
You’ll find an overview of what we offer here. This includes:
With our microcredentials courses you can gain specialist knowledge and skills to help advance your career, through 10-12 weeks of online study.
From business to technology, and languages to science, upskill through one of our short courses.
Some of our upskilling opportunities offer fully-funded places. OU students also benefit from a grant scheme, which covers course fees for eligible students.
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British Sign Language (BSL) users can also contact us directly through Contact Scotland BSL's video relay service.
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