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Social Partnerships Portal

Updated Wednesday, 10th December 2014
Welcome to Social Partnerships OpenLearn Portal, tailor-made for our social partners members to provide a quick and simple way to find relevant free educational resources on OpenLearn.

This page was published over 8 years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see how we deal with older content.

social partnerships logo The OU is one of 10 organisations who are part of the Social Partnerships Network. Other organisations are Unison, unionlearn, Association of Colleges, Leonard Cheshire Disability, National Extension College, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Workers’ Educational Association, learndirect and National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Welcome to the Social Partnerships OpenLearn Portal. This tailored portal has been created for our social partners members to provide a quick and simple way to find relevant free educational resources provided by OpenLearn, part of The Open University that deals with free education.

Select from the categories below to view a range of units at all levels of study.

Skills for Work

Browse through our collection of resources below, ideal for perfecting various skills in your job role. 

Health and Social Care

Whether you're after a unit in dementia care or public health, there's a short course for everyone. 

Children and Education

Delve deeper into children's learning and different ways of teaching with the free materials below.

Developing Study Skills

Want to brush up on your studying skills? Our variety of learning resources will help you on your way.

Leadership and Management

If you're an aspiring leader or already a manager, these free courses will be of great use to your career.

Voluntary Sector

Volunteering is a great way to stand out in the job market. Learn the necessary skills here. 

Computer Skills

Get digitally savvy with our various short free courses on computers and the web.

Do you want even more great content to help you brush up on your computer skills? Why not check out our learning resources from the library?

Developing Personal Skills

Improve and enhance your interpersonal skills with our handy courses below.


Want to spruce up your maths skills? Get the lowdown on all things mathematical with our learning tools. 

Check out our badged open courses which have been developed in response to people seeking access to study skills and to have their learning recognised. 


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