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OPEN UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES EXTEND #FUNCTIONALSKILLS PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE SECTOR SPECIFIC VERSIONS OF COURSES

The partnership between The Open University (OU) and three FE colleges has been extended with the launch of sector specific English and maths functional skills.

Business Barometer 2019: EMPLOYERS TURN TO TRAINING AS BUSINESSES STRUGGLE TO RECRUIT

More than two-thirds (68%) of UK employers have struggled to find skilled workers this year, with Brexit uncertainty making talent scarcer.

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY AND SPORT ENGLAND UNVEIL FREE SPORT COACHING COURSE

The Open University and Sport England have partnered to deliver a free online course to educate and develop sports coaches, officials, instructors and activity leaders.

OU law students collaborate with prison learners to host radio show tackling legal issues

Open University law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering project by the University’s Open Justice Centre.

£3 billion of apprenticeship funding remains unspent

New analysis from The Open University (6 Feb) suggests that UK businesses could be at risk of losing £3 billion in funding that could be used to increase skills and boost productivity.

In its 50th year @OpenUniversity launches first paid postgrad course on FutureLearn

Open University pilots first paid course on FutureLearn in its 50th anniversary year

New study shows financial benefit of part time degrees

PART-TIME STUDY PAYS DIVIDENDS FOR STUDENTS AND FOR TAXPAYERS – NEW RESEARCH. The OU commissioned a study into the earning potential of those taking up part-time study in their 30s "Estimating the returns to part-time undergraduate degrees".

£1.28 BILLION SITTING UNUSED IN APPRENTICESHIP LEVY ACCOUNTS

More than £1.28 billion of the funding that has been paid into the apprenticeship levy is languishing in National Apprenticeship Service accounts as organisations in England struggle to find their footing, according to new data analysis commissioned by The Open University. 

The Open University Calls For Apprenticeship Shake Up

Today (14 Mar) Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, will call for a relaxation of the tight rules governing the way employers spend the apprenticeship levy. 

NATION OF NISKEs AS SKILLS CRISIS GRIPS UK

The vast majority of low and semi-skilled workers are in the same roles now as they were five years ago, according to new market research [1] commissioned by The Open University.

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