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Why lifelong learning is so important

Lifelong learning is the process of gaining knowledge and learning new skills throughout your entire life. Many people continue their education for personal development and fulfillment, while others see it as a significant step toward career advancement. We have a natural curiousity to learn new things. This is part of what it means to be […]

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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant – Marie's Story

A teaching assistant is a vital role within the school community. They assist the teacher with daily classroom and teaching responsibilities, and also act as a role model to children and help to educate the future generations. Marie Copeland has been a teaching assistant for 20 years. She loves the job and wants to tell […]

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Study Techniques to help you ace your GCSE and A levels

Tips from Open Study College student Elizabeth Reilly. I have been studying for exams for the past 10 years now. I have done GCSE’s, A levels, University exams and even apprenticeship exams and coursework. I have finally found the tried and tested techniques that really work. Here are my 5 tips on study skills to […]

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GCSE Resits 2020: Can I retake my GCSEs?

It has been a strange and difficult year for pupils and students across the world with schools and colleges closing and exams getting cancelled. This year, your GCSE grades will be based on centre-based predicted grades. This means that teachers will have submitted a predicted grade based on work and assessments submitted throughout the year. […]

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A Levels and GCSEs 2020, what are my options?

This year has been a difficult year for everyone. We’ve never experienced anything like this before so if you have just received your A Level results or are awaiting your GCSEs, we can understand it may be an even more anxious time for you. Due to the pandemic, all exams were cancelled and this year, instead of results from exams, you will have […]

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Recruitment questions you need to know

During this time, many people have experienced being furloughed or made redundant. Some people have taken this time to reflect on their job and have decided a career change may be on the cards. We want to help our students as much as we can, even after they’ve completed their courses with us which is […]

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How a veterinary assistant course kickstarted Laila's career

After finishing college, Laila, decided to pursue her dream career and study a veterinary assistant course. Since finishing her veterinary assistant course with Open Study College, Laila has started a new position as a veterinary care assistant. Here’s Laila’s story and how she succeeded on her distance learning journey… What’s your background in terms of […]

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