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Courses for schools and educators

Registration is now open for The Open University Education Conference: Evolutions in Education taking place online on 24 and 25 April 2024. This free conference is for anyone across the UK interested in the education sector from early years to further education. Recognition of professional learning via a digital badge will be available to participants.

Find out more about studying OU qualifications or individual modules. Whether you are a school pupil or looking for professional learning as a teacher or practitioner, we have options to suit.

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Our Young Applicants in Schools Scheme enables S6 students in Scotland to study a range of university level courses in school alongside their other studies.  

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Early learning

We have a range of courses and free learning materials specifically aimed at those working with younger children. 

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Education support roles

Explore our learning materials for teaching and learning support roles in a school or early years setting. 

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Becoming a teacher

Many of our students study with us to become teachers. Find out how we can support you to achieve your career goals.

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Subject knowledge

Add a subject - like TEachers Learning to Teach languages (TELT) - or engage further in your existing subject. Our free and accredited courses relate to the Curriculum for Excellence. 

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Professional learning

Want to deepen your thinking and practices, from inclusion to children’s mental health? Or start your own enquiry project? We have lots of resources.