The Open University Short Courses

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The Open University Short Courses

Below is the list of The Open University Short Courses:

Short courses

  • Coaching for performance
  • Commercial awareness
  • Connecting with your customers
  • Developing a strategic view
  • Developing better teams
  • Developing high trust work relationships
  • Developing your leadership style
  • Developing yourself for clinical leadership
  • Discovering Wales and Welsh
  • Facilitating learning in practice: mentorship portfolio assessment
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • Improving dementia care
  • Improving diabetes management
  • Improving end-of-life care
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Introduction to clinical leadership
  • Managing change
  • Managing performance through people
  • New managers’ toolkit
  • Project management
  • Recruiting and retaining the best people
  • Science: galaxies, stars and planets
  • Science: human genetics and health issues
  • Science: living without oil
  • Science: microbes
  • Science: molecules, medicines and drugs
  • Science: nuclear energy
  • Science: plants and people
  • Science: sport, the science behind medals
  • Science: the frozen planet
  • Science: the weather
  • The NHS: structure, decision making and your service
  • Understanding financial technologies

Short online courses

Our short online courses are designed to meet management and professional development challenges common to most organisations. They are available as:

  • standalone courses for immediate, supported study by individuals;
  • a customised menu of licensed short online courses for supported or unsupported study specifically tailored to your organisation’s needs; or
  • part of a more extensive, customised blended learning solution that combines online learning with additional elements from a wide range of possible learning experiences, such as, face-to-face workshops, individual coaching, and so on.

Below are summaries of our most popular short courses.

Specialist programmes

Coaching for performance

Developed in partnership with leading coaching specialists Management Futures, this short course will help you develop practical skills and knowledge in workplace performance-based coaching.

Developing high trust work relationships

The short course was created in partnership with relationships experts Relate and is the UK’s first leadership development course that focuses exclusively on trust and the role it plays in high performing organisations.

Understanding finance technologies

Developed in collaboration with Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the FinTech sector across the UK, this short course will help you develop your understanding of how digital technologies are disrupting and shaping the future of financial services.


Contact our team of executive education advisers to help you find the right programme or combination of programmes for you or your organisation: