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Skills for work

Updated Friday, 26th February 2021
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and Scottish Local Authorities have partnered up with the Open University to provide a selection of free training courses to enhance your career prospects and opportunities. 

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Free learning for everyone

You can do these short courses at any time and at your own pace. We have suggested some OpenLearn Badged Open Courses which are 24 hours of learning with an Open University Digital Badge and Certification of Participation. These courses are designed to advance your career prospects, the OU has something for everyone.

If you are interested in studying one of our accredited modules or qualifications, you can find more information at In addition, you may be eligible for the Part-Time Fee Grant depending on your financial circumstances.

If you have any questions about your study options or to reserve a place on one of our accredited modules/qualifications, please email: 

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