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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.

Making the Apprenticeship Levy work for employers

We’re one year on from the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and we have a lot to reflect on: more than £1.39 billion has been paid in by large employers over the last year, according to our recent Freedom of Information request. But disappointingly, only 8% of this vast sum has been withdrawn to fund apprenticeship training.

Degree apprenticeships are not just a local phenomenon

The development of degree apprenticeships is at a momentous turning point.

Using apprenticeships to empower the UK’s older workers

The average duration of the working life is getting longer, making the traditional model of linear career progression increasingly rare, often being replaced by the portfolio career.1 This creates a number of challenges to traditional employer expectations, and the structure of our education system.

Degree Apprenticeships and the new pathway into Higher Education

Recent changes to the apprenticeship landscape offer some fresh and exciting alternatives to traditional education pathways. Now, there is another opportunity to progress through further education into higher education, with the development of a new form of higher apprenticeship, the degree apprenticeship.

Course Management Systems "Moodle" Up to 56% of Colleges - Open University Adopt Syste

The growth in the use of technology and online media within education in Britain appears to herald a future of continuing growth for the course management systems on offer, according to a report recently compiled by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded OSS Watch service.

£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.

£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. 

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