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Degree apprenticeships at the Open University are supporting the #FutureofWork

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.

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 But disappointingly, only 8% of this vast sum has been withdrawn to fund apprenticeship training.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.

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.

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