The Open University Free Courses

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The Open University Free Courses

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas. Our courses are available to start right away.

Advantages of enrolling on a free course

When you have created an OU account and enrolled on a course, the course will be added to your profile. Your profile will display the courses you are taking and keep track of your progress. Within your profile you will also be able to download statements of participation or badges as they are awarded.

You can create a free OU account in minutes, then sign in to OpenLearn and enrol on as many free courses as you like.

Why study a free course on OpenLearn?

Our courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.