Free Online Learning from the OU

Free Online Learning from the OU

The Open University has brought together a range of online learning modules into a National Learning Hub – to meet the needs of volunteers and people working with volunteers.

Courses range from just one hour introductory sessions, up to 50 hours for the more advanced levels. All the courses are FREE and you will receive a certificate of participation. This is a great resource to build the skills of staff and volunteer within the voluntary sector.

Courses for people working with volunteers include:

  • communications
  • relationship skills
  • human resources
  • financial management
  • marketing

Free leadership courses for the voluntary sector include:

  • Developing Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Involving Volunteers
  • Leadership Challenges in Turbulent Times

Volunteer courses include:

  • communication
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • safeguarding
  • mental health
  • dementia
  • learning disability
  • health and safety