Sense Scotland is committed to learning and development for all of our people, and The Open University offers flexible options to enhance your understanding of how to meet complex communication needs, and provide personalised social care.

The menu links above direct you to specially selected OU courses for communication support, personalisation, and social care practice. All of these, and more, may be studied at your own pace and in your own time.

"The Open University is a strategic partner for Sense Scotland in offering leading-edge learning opportunities and career development for our employees and volunteers in social care."

Kenneth Fee, Head of Organisational Development at Sense Scotland

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