Free Open University Learning

Free Learning from the Open University

“Skills for Work” is a new portal developed when Scottish Local Authorities and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) partnered with the Open University to provide a selection of free training courses aimed at enhancing career opportunities.  The topics covered are:-

  1. Skills for Work & Employability
  2. Digital Skills
  3. Skills for Life
  4. The Voluntary Sector
  5. Leadership & Management

The Open University link on this page will provide further details of what is available under each of the topics.

Part-Time Free Grant

Most Open University students in Scotland study for free with the Part-Time Fee Grant.  If you earn less than £25,000 pa you will be eligible for the part-time study grant and you can access free learning and work towards achieving a Degree qualification.  Please refer to the OU - Fees and Funding link for full details.