The Open University
For over 50 years, The Open University (OU) has led the way in innovative distance-learning, enabling the learner to easily access flexible, quality education. This gives each learner an individual experience where they can study at ‘any place, any time, anywhere.’
As an inclusive University, most OU courses do not require prior educational qualifications. Three in four OU students are in work, and the OU has a proven track record of providing learners of all ages with work-ready skills to further their careers.
The OU’s scale and reach ensures it is well placed to provide sustainable solutions for the people and talent challenges facing businesses in this sector today and in the future. The OU’s flexibility and scalability is why over 2,400 organisations, including DHL, Travis Perkins and Network Rail use the OU as a learning and development partner. Working with companies, such as Uber, it has supported staff retention and engagement, widening access to higher education.
The OU’s triple-accredited Business School is recognised as being in the top 1% of global business schools and offers leadership and management courses, such as its MBA, as well as degree apprenticeships which can nurture talent and aid succession planning. Flexible short programmes and free badged courses help to close skills gaps and support businesses to upskill and reskill staff.
The OU’s research in areas such as materials, plastics and green technology, AI, blockchain can support businesses and find better ways of working – and this excellence feeds into its teaching. The OU is also a major partner in the UK’s Institute of Coding (IoC), a new, exciting, national initiative, which brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps.
To help you address your organisation’s challenges, contact the OU today to help drive business success.