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Distance Learning

Have you had a look at the distance learning opportunities available with  The Open University Scotland at Open Learn?

Here are some of the opportunities available:

Courses for ESOL learners coming up on FutureLearn:

An overview of the different learning platforms:

OpenLearn is the OU’s free learning platform, with resources from one minute videos to 50 hour courses, on a huge range of subjects. Everything on this site is free always and there is no time limited. You can access it without an account but if you want to do a course with a certificate or badge at the end then you will need to sign up for an account (which is free and quick to do).

OpenLearn Create is related to OpenLearn but it has free resources created by organisations other than the OU, often in partnership. You’ll find things on here that may be relevant to particular areas or groups – for example Welsh or Scots language speakers, Carers or Refugees. Your OpenLearn account also works on this site.

FutureLearn has a range of courses from the OU and other universities around the world. Unlike the other sites, these resources are Free to access, but they ask for money if you want the certificate when you finish the course, or want to continue to use the materials after it ends. These courses run on certain dates only so you are learning with others in real time and can interact with other learners. If there is something on here that’s of interest to you, don’t be put off by the fees – they are not charged when you sign up, only if you decide afterwards that you want the added extras.

Business and admin courses:

For additional information, please contact

Gill Ryan | Access, Participation and Success (Scotland)

The Open University in Scotland, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, EH3 7QJ
Tel: +44 (0) 131 549 7963 | |





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