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Why your business should develop a learning culture

With businesses across the UK facing rising costs and an impending recession, investing in your workforce’s development and creating a learning culture may not seem like it should be a top priority, but it absolutely should be, writes Natasha Lee, Business Education Specialist at Open Study College. Companies are understandably looking to cut costs and […]

Is Access to HE Nursing a good alternative to become a nurse?

There are many ways in which you can become a nurse, from A Levels to an Access to HE course. This blog will talk you through the different ways you can enter the nursing industry. What qualifications do I need to be a nurse? Most people qualify to be a nurse by studying a nursing […]

Why should you take a NEBOSH course?

With the recent news of NCRQ going into administration, there’ll be people looking for alternatives when it comes to health and safety qualifications. One of the most popular awarding bodies is NEBOSH. Never heard of them? Well, this blog post will explain to you why they’re the perfect alternative to NCRQ. What does NEBOSH stand […]

Does having a child impact your career?

Having a new-born-child can affect your working life, be that a lack of sleep or simply having to spend more time at work than you’d like. Here at Open Study College, we asked 2,000 working parents with children aged between two and 17 some questions about their return to work after having a child. Getting […]

Business update - new era for Open Study College

Following a year of huge growth, the next generation of our family-owned and run business are now the principal drivers taking it forward into its 16th year. Our Co-founder and former Chairman, Mark Rutter, who this year celebrates 30 years in the distance learning sector, will be assuming a new role as Non-Executive Director. Meanwhile, […]

A third of women change career after having children

A new survey by national education provider, Open Study College, has revealed that a third (33%) of women changed careers after having children.  The survey, commissioned as part of a campaign to encourage mothers to pursue their dream careers, polled over 2,000 working parents across the UK with children aged 2-17. Of the sample, 49% […]

CIM Level 3: South African student Paige's story

“Even though I’m based in South Africa, thousands of miles away from the UK, it feels like I have the support of OSC whenever I need it, wherever I am. Open Study College is always there.”  – Paige, CIM Level 3 Foundation in Professional Digital Marketing student, South Africa. Paige is currently studying a CIM […]

Celebrating 15 years of Open Study College

We are celebrating our 15th anniversary following a rewarding year which has seen us reach our 110,000 student milestone, turnover increase from £5m to nearly £6.5m, and operating profits that have increased from £200,000 to more than ten times that in the last decade. Led by Samantha Rutter who founded Open Study College with her […]

Just launched: new Access to HE course for aspiring public service professionals

We have now launched a new Access to HE course in Public Services to add to our growing portfolio of online courses for those looking to pursue a career in the police force, legal, and criminology sectors. The Access to HE Diploma in Public Services is the second course of this nature alongside the Access […]