Launch of a new education website for workers in Wales

Launch of a new education website for workers in Wales

A new website has been launched by The Open University in Wales and TUC Cymru to support more people in lifelong learning. provides information on Open University degrees and free courses, as well as the funding available to all Welsh workers.

The new website contains descriptions of the Open University courses for people who want to upskill or change their career. These include undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as Access courses which can help people take a step into higher education for the first time.

Users can also find out about the Welsh Union Learning Fund (WULF), which has been set up by the Welsh Government to help people learn through their union and in the workplace. The fund can be used towards studying Access courses and micro-qualifications with the Open University.

learntwyrundeb.cymru also has an introduction to OpenLearn, the Open University’s free learning website. Here, users can browse over 10,000 hours of free learning, including online courses, videos, articles and games.

Ben Lewis, Director of the Open University in Wales, said:

“Studying with the Open University is a great way to learn new skills and unlock your potential, while you manage other commitments such as work and family.

“You could be someone who already has a degree and is looking to change your occupation. Or, maybe you don’t have a background in higher education, and want to take your first steps into adult learning. Either way, dysgtrwyrundeb.cymru is a starting point to find out about adult education and how it can help you in your career.

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary of TUC Wales said:

“Learning is for life. All employees should have the opportunity to upskill and build their confidence through learning.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Open University on this exciting new website which provides thousands of hours of free learning. Learners can also take advantage of financial support through the Wales Unions Learning Fund, which is open to all workers in Wales, to access courses including micro-qualifications through the Open University.

“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Open University to support learners in the workplace across Wales.”

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