Free Open University Courses
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.
What are the advantages?
OpenLearn free courses are available immediately
Our courses do not have a start and end date. You can start right away or at a time that suits you.
You can work through at your own pace
You can spend as long as you like on an OpenLearn course, plus, if you sign up you can track your progress and work towards a statement of participation.
There are around 1000 courses to choose from
The courses always focus on a specific area of learning. Some focus on important and fascinating academic subjects, whilst others help you develop skills needed for study or work.
You can try out what's on offer from The Open University
If you're interested in taking an Open University course but are not sure what to study or if distance learning is right for you, then OpenLearn lets you get a feel for what's on offer.