The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 200,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas.
The OU regularly supports over 2,400 organisations, including KMPG, Hay Group and the NHS, delivering flexible learning solutions at scale to address skills shortages and develop high performing workforces. Four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.
CareTech Charitable Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation have joined forces with The @OpenUniversity (OU) to help fund the Carers Scholarships Fund – a unique initiative which supports unpaid carers by providing access to free OU education and wraparound careers support.