I clicked on events in my area as the website confused me and by luck they were in my area today so I popped down and it was great. If your household income is below £25k it is funded, if not then the fees can be payed by a student loan. The loan is only payable on your income value and not household income, up to £21k pa you pay nothing and for part time study its payable £7 per month per £1000 over the 21k you earn. If you are disabled they also help with computers and dictaphones etc. They are calling me next week and I should start in Oct.
Used to work for OU years ago, fab institution, good luck with your choice. Website should hopefully be self explanatory re enrolment and procedures. Not sure where you are but each region should have a regional centre where you can go for info and advice. Or try phoning they are very student/customer focussed and will be able to help.