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Funding for employees to study courses

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the £12m Supplier Skills Programme, which offers small to medium sizes businesses within eligible areas of Worcestershire and the West Midlands the opportunity to access grant funding to develop and upskill their employees.   The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, and is something that […]

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Success Stories ,

Student Stories – Eden

“Having something to focus on during the first lockdown, and now the second one, has been a godsend for my mental health – and I thank OSC for that.”  Eden began her AAT Accounting Level 2 and 3 studies during the global pandemic in March 2020. Having completed her first exam (despite COVID) and her […]

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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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New years resolution ideas

2020 is drawing to a close and now 2021 is approaching upon us. What a horrific year it’s been! Although many of the horrors of 2020 will come with us to the new year, some of your old habits you can leave behind. New year, fresh start. Make yourself feel good again and come up […]

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Ideas for a side hustle to top up your income

In these unprecidented times and many people either on furlough or reduced hours, starting up a side hustle to boost your income could be one of the best options! A side business can be run from the comfort of your own home and most involve being online, so all you need is your skills and […]

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11 things to do in lockdown

As we have entered a second lockdown, people across the UK will now be plunged into a month of staying indoors with an abundance of free time.  Many of us spent the first lockdown in front of the TV watching Netflix or getting involved in the countless Tiger King ‘Did Carol Baskin kill her husband?’ […]

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Launching our new initiative – The Big Help Out

Here at Open Study College we’ve launched a new community initiative, designed to offer direct support to those who have been impacted by the effects of COVID; The Big Help Out. The Big Help Out is our campaign to help businesses and people get back on their feet in the following ways: A career kick-start […]

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Careers Advice ,

The benefits of upskilling your staff vs recruiting

 Upskilling is the process of teaching current employees new skills, and upskilling training has so many advantages, from improving employee motivation to saving the company money. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Allow your employees to develop their own career development path and offer the time and resources to help them achieve their […]

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