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Learn While You Earn @ Origin

Origin’s fee support package for Open University study

Here at Origin we believe in investing in your future, not only with great job prospects, first class induction training and support but also with a unique support scheme for further studies with The Open University (OU) and other selected training providers.

Learn while you earn

Origin’s new ‘study while you work’ training arrangements via these training providers gives you the chance to develop skills and gain work related qualifications, whilst working as a live-in carer. Whether you want to use this opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the role of a PA or you want to use your spare time to gain qualifications for your career advancement – Origin’s training agreement and fee support package for further study can help you gain access to valuable training whilst earning.

Vocational or academic training options

  • Academic – INTRODUCTION/CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – credits equivalent to 1/6th of an honours degree


Origin’s fee support initiative for further study is available to all Advanced PA’s, after a qualifying period and accepting our training agreement, with successful applicants able to enjoy highly subsidised, advanced learning opportunities that can equip you with valuable qualifications for the future.

What to do now?

If you are interested in finding out more about Learn while you earn @ Origin, please ask our Care Managers who will be happy to help.

Open University Learning

ou_cmyk_masterlogo_19mmThe OU is a well renowned and respected educator which teaches through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’, which is:

  • Flexible – students work where and when they choose to fit in with jobs, families and other commitments
  • All-inclusive – students get all the high quality materials they need to study – usually online
  • Supportive – personal tutors provide academic expertise, guidance and feedback and run group tutorials; and specialist advisers are on hand to help with other aspects of OU study
  • Social – students get together at tutorials, day schools and informal study groups; and through online conferencing, study networks and course forums

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK, in terms of student numbers. It has:

  • more than 200,000 students
  • nearly 6,400 tutors
  • over 73% of OU students work full or part-time during their studies

ORIGIN also offers training from other training providers.

Origin PAs and client’s rate Origin training as excellent:

‘The training was the best I’ve ever had. It covered everything that’s important to the people we work with.’

‘Staff are trained to a high standard.’

‘The training must be excellent because the care is good.’

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