Course Overview

OpenLearn is the home of free online learning offered by the Open University. 

There are hundreds of flexible courses that players can combine with a busy training and match schedule including:

  • Money and Business
  • History and the Arts
  • Science, Maths and Technology
  • Society, Politics and Law
  • Nature and Environment
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Course Logistics


OpenLearn deliver bite-sized flexible learning: 

  • 950+ short courses
  • Thousands of articles, quizzes and interactive games 
  • Hundreds of videos and audios
  • Printed posters and booklets made for our TV & radio programmes co-produced with the BBC.

The content covers a wide range of subjects, with many of the free courses being adapted extractions from Open University modules. All of the courses enable you to earn a Statement of participation.



  • Duration: ranging from 1 - 100 hours of study
  • Venue: Online
  • Dates: Members can enrol any time during the year. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to access the free material. Whatever your ambition, start by exploring the range of content to find a topic that inspires you.


How to start?

Please visit the PFA OpenLearn landing page to start exploring the free courses available.

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