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The Open University in Wales

As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, we offer a wide choice of qualifications and subject areas. We’ve also got a huge range of free online learning for you to explore.

With tuition fee loans, financial support, and pay as you go options available, studying with The Open University is a lot more affordable than you might think.

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

Free learning with The Open University

Interested in a new topic and want to dig deeper? Or maybe you're already passionate about a subject. For a five minute exploration or a 50 hour expedition into learning, head to OpenLearn.

OpenLearn is an Open University website, home to over 1000 free short courses and resources for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.

With OpenLearn, you decide where and how far you take your learning journey. You decide how much time you want to commit to studying, the level you want to study at, and the pace you progress at.

You may be keen to learn a new skill, to fulfil your potential, or improve your career opportunities.

You may just want to learn more about a subject that interests you.

OpenLearn will help you:

‒ Explore free online learning
‒ Identify the resources that interest you
‒ Reflect on where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there
‒ Develop study skills
‒ Understand routes into formal study

Listen to Cerys Matthews explain more.

All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone and internet access. If you don’t have wifi at home, you can access the internet at your local library or community learning centre.


OpenLearn with Working Wales

Discover free OpenLearn courses and other learning resources on a variety of employability and career topics.

Everyday skills in maths and English

Do you want to improve your reading, writing or maths skills? Whether you want to improve your job prospects or simply help your children with their homework, we offer free bite-sized courses in maths and English.

Employability hub

In this hub you’ll find a range of free resources that may help you develop your employability.

Talk to us today!

Sam Forde
Partnerships Coordinator (North Wales)

If you would like to find out about our FREE courses on OpenLearn or would like to know more about what it is like to study at the Open University in Wales, please come along to the chat.

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