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Pathways to Qualifications

By combining the credit from your learning with other external courses at the OU you can achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

For employers this provides the opportunity to build learning goals for employees creating qualification pathways. This encourages staff retention, completion of study and improved participation in learning.

For professional bodies awarding organisations and other learning providers this helps to create professional development pathways from recognised “courses” to OU qualifications.

Our Credit Rating Service can help support you by:

  • Identifying opportunities to integrate your learning with ours.
  • Working with you to develop a business case to support credit rating
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