Our longest-standing and most well-known partnership is with the BBC. The Open University works with the BBC to commission both fully-funded and co-funded programmes from in-house and independent suppliers, totalling around 25 projects a year, across all BBC TV channels and radio stations.
The provision of accessible education for all is something that David Dangoor and his family have passionately supported for many years. Thanks to their support, we are able to provide educational materials which give anybody the tools to achieve success. You can find out more about the foundation and our collaborative works on our Dangoor Education page.
The OU has received support from the DfE's Flexible Learning Fund to help people develop their skills in English and maths, in association with further education colleges and community partners. Find more information on our Everyday Skills page. In addition, you can find a wide variety of free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs using the DfE's Skills Toolkit.
Google and the OU are working together to promote development in key employability skills. You can find out more about Google's educational projects in this area, along with links to our free Google-endorsed courses on our Soft skills training page.
The Department for Work & Pensions has partnered with the Open University to offer free training tools designed to help people find a job, advance their career or grow their business. Take a look at this page to see which OpenLearn resources they've highlighted to improve digital and employability skills, and more.
The SPN consists of a number of partners who champion workplace and lifelong learning, with a firm commitment to widening access and social inclusion. You can find more information about the partnership network, and a range of free courses on our SPN courses page.
The CPD Standards Office provides independent assessment and accreditation of continuing professional development (CPD). Their mission is to make sure training is consistently high quality, inclusive and collaborative. Follow this link to find our CPD-endorsed courses.
NSC Global believes in supporting the next generation of business talent in a way that opens up opportunities to everyone. This is why they are generously supporting OpenLearn which addresses the skills gap through open, free, online learning. Take a look at this page to see which OpenLearn resources they've highlighted for anyone looking to change their career path or expand their skills.
The Open University is proud to be a member of the following organisations supporting open education globally:
How could you work with us?
We're looking for partners who want to bring people to learning experiences, or funders/donors who are seeking to support the educationally under-served.
The focus for all our collaborative ventures is on finding new ways to fulfil our mission of opening up educational opportunities to more people in more places, expanding and utilising our global reach. OpenLearn reaches:
- 9 million learners a year (70 million learners since 2006)
- 250k visitors each week
- Visitors from over 230 countries
Supporting students and enabling access to education is what The Open University is all about. We work with other organisations in many ways, by providing courses, collaborating on new curriculum, validating programmes and sharing our expertise to help other distance learning ventures become established.
If you have an interest in working on projects with us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org