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Careers Advice ,

Who are CACHE?

Who are CACHE? CACHE are the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) qualifications are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working in the care and education sectors. CACHE offers a wide range of vocational qualifications suitable for individuals involved in early years education, childcare, and health and social care. […]

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Course Ideas to do in Retirement

Retirement is the perfect time to do all the things you’ve always wanted to do with free time. Often, if you are in the early stages of retirement it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do with your spare time. It’s always good to keep ourselves busy, to keep our minds healthy. We […]

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Study Tips ,

How studying can help with your mental health

Studying can often have the opposite effect people may think, particularly if you have chosen to study something you are passionate about or have an interest in. It can be an enjoyable and positive experience. Whether you have chosen to study full time at university or college, or if you’ve decided to study a course […]

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Careers Advice ,

Why you should study an Access to HE Diploma (Health)

An Access to HE Health Diploma is a stepping stone onto a university course in healthcare. It’s the perfect opportunity for those returning to education to gain new opportunities and broaden their career prospects. It gives those who didn’t get their ‘traditional’ qualifications the first time round a chance to access higher education. So here […]

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Introducing our CEO Samantha Rutter

An inspiring role model not only to the team at Open Study College but to everyone in the education industry, our CEO Samantha Rutter is helping to transform and develop the distance learning sector. Samantha took over as CEO of Open Study College in 2018 at the age of just 29! In a few years, […]

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News ,

Joining forces to support those taking on a new challenge

In light of uncertain times, we have formed a new partnership to help workers seeking to become part of the national healthcare effort to fight Covid-19 and support the country during its recovery and beyond. We have paired with SimkissGuy Recruitment, to help people wishing to take up new roles in non-clinical frontline healthcare positions. […]

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Careers Advice , Success Stories ,

A whole new career change for Lisa

Lisa’s story is a familiar one and shows that you don’t need to stick to the same career path for your whole life. Particularly if you are feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Lisa, like many of us, embarked on a path which she started immediately after finishing school. This tends to be ingrained into us, that […]

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Careers Advice ,

How to become a nurse

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can do. So, it’s no wonder many people are now wanting to become a nurse. Tiring? Yes. Emotional? Of course. Rewarding? Definitely. Most nurses won’t have it any other way! Nurses are the backbone to hospitals, GP’s, clinics and hospices. They are the life and soul […]

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Study Tips ,

How to recognise signs of stress

At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced some levels of stress, whether that’s through work, school, study or home life. At times, it cannot be avoided. It’s our bodies coping mechanism and natural reaction to a situation we may feel uncomfortable in, no matter how small. We all experience stress very differently and […]

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