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New opportunity to apply for funded places on Open University Microcredentials

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, the Open University in Scotland is offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded microcredential course in a variety of subject areas.

Michael Conroy: OU microcredentials case study

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As part of our combined responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Union Learning has worked with trade unions and the The Open University in Scotland to support union learners to access the new suite of Open University Microcredentials.

New OU microcredentials case study: Pauline McColgan

SUL and OU logos

As part of our combined responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Union Learning has worked with trade unions and The Open University in Scotland to support union learners in accessing the new suite of Open University Microcredentials.

Registration opens for Scottish Union Learning Conference 2021

The 13th Annual Scottish Union Learning Conference 2021 will take place online, 24 November 10am - 2pm.

The theme for this year's conference is 'Skills for economic recovery: the role of union learning'.

Visit the event page for more information, including the event programme and registration link.

Career development opportunities for union members

The Open University in Scotland has continued to work closely with trade unions to ensure their members can access skills and training during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those at risk of redundancy.

Here Michael Conroy, a Learning Organiser for Unite the Union, discusses how the OU helps to support union members to reskill and upskill to develop their careers and find new employment opportunities.

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