The Open University is a unique university created 50 years ago to open up education for all. It's open to anyone, anywhere, changing millions of lives across the world.

On the Open University's OpenLearn pages, you'll find 1,000 free courses to choose from, in the following categories:

  • Health, Sports & Psychology
  • Education & Development
  • History & The Arts
  • Languages
  • Money & Business
  • Nature & Environment
  • Science, Maths & Technology
  • Society, Politics & Law

To browse the courses available and sign up, visit

If you work with volunteers, you can also sign up to the Open University's 'Involving Volunteers' free online course, created in conjunction with Volunteer Scotland. To find out more, visit