Loads of free OU courses

Open University has just started offering hundreds of new free Courses. Some of these might help those thinking of advancing their career or CV. Pop over and have a look.

Why study a free course on OpenLearn?
Our courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.

What are the advantages?
OpenLearn free courses are available immediately

Our courses do not have a start and end date. You can start right away or at a time that suits you.
You can work through at your own pace

You can spend as long as you like on an OpenLearn course, plus, if you sign up you can track your progress and work towards a statement of participation.
There are around 1000 courses to choose from

The courses always focus on a specific area of learning. Some focus on important and fascinating academic subjects, whilst others help you develop skills needed for study or work.
You can try out what’s on offer from The Open University

If you’re interested in taking an Open University course but are not sure what to study or if distance learning is right for you, then OpenLearn lets you get a feel for what’s on offer.

Advantages of enrolling on a free course
When you have created an OU account and enrolled on a course, the course will be added to your profile. Your profile will display the courses you have completed and keep track of your progress. Within your profile you can also download Statements of participation or badges as they are awarded.

You can create a free OU account in minutes, then sign in to OpenLearn and enrol on as many free courses as you like.