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About this provider

For nearly 50 years, The Open University has led the way in part-time education, developing workplace learning and development solutions for employers, as well as individuals.

Specialising in high quality learning materials, based on rigorous research and industry insight, the OU combines academic excellence with technological expertise to deliver flexible, engaging and results-driven learning.

The OUs reach enables learning to be delivered consistently at scale, across multiple locations, using an online delivery model and advanced learning analytics.

This, coupled with a blended learning approach, is how the OU is able to deliver learning that is responsive to both organisational and staff needs.

What employers are saying

Based on 58 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 25 out of 58 reviews
  • Good 29 out of 58 reviews
  • Poor 4 out of 58 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 58 reviews


  • Getting new apprentices started (27)
  • Communication with employers (26)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (21)
  • Improving apprentice skills (18)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (16)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (15)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (14)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Training facilities (1)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (19)
  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Adapting to my needs (10)
  • Training facilities (5)
  • Getting new apprentices started (4)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (1)

8 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Chartered manager degree apprenticeship Standard 6 Details
Digital and technology solutions professional Standard 6 Details
Healthcare assistant practitioner Standard 5 Details
Laboratory Scientist (degree) Standard 6 Details
Nursing Associate Standard 5 Details
Registered Nurse Standard 6 Details
Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship Standard 7 Details
Social Worker (degree) Standard 6 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
0300 303 5303

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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