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Welcome to the Faculty

Whether you are looking for a first qualification or are already on your chosen path and would like to go further, or you’re an employer looking for a different way to develop your staff, we can help you make that transformation.

Organised as three Schools, the Faculty works across a range of disciplines including Education, Childhood and Youth, Health and Social Care, Youth Work, Social Work, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Nursing, and Sport and Fitness. We have an innovative approach to teaching and learning, develop collaborative partnerships with employers and other institutions, and engage in cutting edge, action-oriented and internationally recognised research. The Faculty also hosts the Institute of Educational Technology, which also offers postgraduate qualifications.

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Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport

We enhance the lives of millions of people throughout the world as we advance The Open University’s mission of social justice and social mobility for the 21st Century.

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Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

We transform lives through health and social care education and have a strong track record in applied health and social care research.

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Languages and Applied Linguistics

Our vision is to be an internationally recognised leader in key areas of teaching and researching language, communication and cultures.

Emma Morris

I’d like to be a teacher one day but I also felt an OU course would help me build knowledge that I could apply to my current role. My degree has helped me to understand the children I work with better, and helped me to understand Teaching and Learning as a whole.

Read more Emma Morris, Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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How to enhance post-COVID healthcare with advanced practice

As we slowly look towards the post-pandemic future, NHS employers and staff must give genuine, considered thought to protecting and strengthening for the years ahead. Acknowledging the importance of flexible, continuous, high-level education such as Advanced Clinical Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing, may be as important a step as any.

28th October 2020
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