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Funded Places Available on Open University Microcredentials

Once again, there is an opportunity to apply for funded places on Open University Microcredentials. The list of opportunities has changed again. There are opportunities at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. The microcredentials which are available have changed.

As the learners will study as part of a large cohort of other learners, union led study groups have been organised for previous iterations of microcredentials – feedback from learners about union-led study groups has been consistently positive.

The list of Microcredential courses has now grown to 17.

We have an increasing number of union learners that have completed enough Microcredentials that have gained the equivalent number of points required for a Postgraduate Certificate.

Further information from Open University on the Microcredentials opportunities:

The eligibility criteria:

To apply you'll need to be:

  • resident in Scotland
  • a UK citizen or have the legal right to live and work in the UK
  • 18+ years of age.

As Open University have a limited number of places, the criteria used by Open University to determine how to award the funded places will take into consideration the following factors:

  • Strength of personal statement.
  • Geographical representation across the whole of Scotland.
  • Balance across protected characteristics.
  • Employment status (priority will be given to applicants who are unemployed or at risk of redundancy).

The final deadline for applications is 11:59 on Sunday 18th September 2022.

If members of your union are successful, please contact Tommy Breslin, SUL Senior Development Officer, for support in developing a study group.