Taught course

Collaboration skills for the workplace (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 10 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course encourages you to reflect on the nature of collaboration and the different forms it can take. You'll engage with practical examples by watching video clips that show collaboration in action and reading relevant case studies that demonstrate how powerful collaboration can be. You'll be presented with some specific skills and behaviours that will increase the probability of successful collaboration in your working life.

You'll learn to:

  • understand the value of collaboration in the workplace
  • explain different forms of collaboration and when each might be most appropriate
  • identify potential challenges to successful collaboration and how they might be overcome
  • assess your own competence in collaborating with colleagues, both within and beyond your organisation
  • identify specific skills you wish to develop.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.1 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
End-of-course quiz100

Course contact details

The Open University