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Open University Funded Microcredential courses

Open University Funded Microcredential courses

With the support of the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, we are able to offer a number of free places on a selection of microcredentials (10-12 weeks accredited courses).

Some of our champs have done the online teaching courses and highly recommend them!

Apply using this link (not through FutureLearn) by 30 May:

Courses include:

  • Online Teaching: Accessibility and Inclusive Learning
  • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
  • Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses
  • Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
  • Business Management: Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Business Management: Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Management of Change: Organisation Development and Design
  • Management of Uncertainty: Leadership, Decisions and Action
  • Agile Leadership and Management
  • Cyber Security Operations (Cisco)

Learning Opportunties

Take Your Teaching Online – free OU course

The Open University offer a free course in how to take teaching online which will be helpful for practitioners as they work towards developing and re-creating our activities, workshops and teaching towards online delivery.


Here are some resources on OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create aimed at volunteers and the third sector.

The OpenLearn collection Free courses for the voluntary sector has resources developed by our colleagues in the Centre for Voluntary Sector leadership on Collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector. There are also courses on Working in the voluntary sector and Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market. Involving volunteers is a course co-produced with OU’s partners Volunteer Scotland.



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