Community Partnership Program

The Training for Women Network Ltd are delighted to announce that we have signed up with The Open University to become part of their Community Partnerships Project – bringing learning to the community. The CPP is a widening access initiative which offers OU study in a community setting.

As an OU student, participants will normally study from home, with the support of either online and face to face support from an OU tutor and also from the Student Support Team.

The module which participants will study is called ‘People, Work and Society’ this module helps with confidence skills, digital skills and a strong support network.

The cost of the module will be fully funded if you meet the following criteria:

· Are a resident of NI

· Are registered on a OU qualification

· Have a household income of less than £25,000 (or be in receipt of qualifying benefits)

· Have not completed 1 year or more on any full-time undergraduate programme at NQF Level 4 or above or have completed 30 credits or more of OU study.

4 weeks into the training, financial help can be sought from the OU with buying a computer for study – students with a household income below £25,000 or in receipt of qualifying benefits can apply to the OU Support Fund for assistance with buying a computer; those eligible can also apply for help with internet and other related costs.

The recommended time spent each week on the module is 8-10 hrs; there is also group peer support.

The OU are having an online information session on Thursday 9th December @ 6pm – see the following link to hear more about the training; there will be no cameras or mics at the session, participants can ask questions through the chat box function.

The next 30 week course will start in February 2022 with the last date to sign up with TWN to begin the course being the 13 January 2022.

For more information or to sign up, please contact: Heather Lindsay – Tel No. 028 90 319888 or via email: