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Expert learning for today's health and social care sector

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Transforming care

Accessible and affordable short courses for health and social care

A growing number of health and social care sector employers are seeking a flexible and accessible alternative to sending their workforce off-site for staff development and updating. Employers also tell us that staff development must have an impact on practice. 

At The Open University we listen to the views of employers, service users and carers in developing learning materials to meet real needs and we set ourselves the aim of transforming care with each course we develop.

Highly targeted learning that fits around life and work

Our courses are designed to provide high quality health and social care education and training for a wide range of staff – registered practitioners and support staff as well as informal carers who work in any number of care settings, including the acute sector, primary care, healthcare and social care. The Open University has a reputation for creating flexible courses so that learners can study at their own pace, at a time and place that best suits them.

Who can benefit from our courses?

If you are an employer, our courses can support workforce development to a consistently high standard and are ideal as CPD units. We can also work with organisations to develop courses to respond to a widespread need.

If you work in, or have an interest in health and social care, our short courses would be great for your career.


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How about a free sample?

You’ll find free course resources on each of the short courses listed in the menu, which will give you a taste of learning with us.