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Fitness student and mum Debbie sets up her own business

Mum of three and fitness student, Debbie, recently completed fitness and nutrition courses from home with Open Study College. As a mum, Debbie needed a flexible way of studying that she could fit around her busy lifestyle. Debbie chose the distance learning route and after successfully completing her courses, she set up her own fitness […]

Sophia's story: studying a nails course from home

“The support from Open Study College and my tutor has been fantastic.” – Sophia, 37, Cornwall Upon completing her gel nails course, Sophia explains that distance learning has been perfect for her in so many ways, including being able to study around her busy family life. She also expresses how she’s excited to get stuck […]

Why study Access to HE Public Services Diploma?

Our Access to HE Public Services Diploma provides you with an alternative route to achieve your dream job. Whether you aspire to a career in the emergency services, legal, or military sectors, this is the course for you. So, here’s why you should study an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Public Services… Designed for […]

What is an Access to HE Diploma?

If you’re wondering what an Access to HE Diploma is, we have everything you need to know about the qualification here! What is an Access to HE Diploma? An Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised level three qualification that offers an alternative route to university. Access to HE courses are equivalent to three […]

Learning At Work Week 2022 - OSC launch new workplace training initiative

To coincide with Learning at Work Week 2022 (16th – 22nd May 2022), we have announced the launch of our B2B (business-to-business) arm, supporting businesses to upskill and retrain their workforce in an affordable and flexible way. Our B2B solution offers more than 700 knowledge-based courses and accredited qualifications available across a variety of subjects, […]

Why Marjorie studied a World War 1 course

“OSC provided me with a course that didn’t bog me down with exams to make me feel fed up when I don’t need them. I’m doing this course purely and simply because I want to.” Marjorie, 80, Lincolnshire Marjorie is a mature student with Open Study College and has recently completed the World War 1 […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: 69% of young men struggle with mental health

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th to 15th May), Open Study College has found that, in a recent survey of its male students, over two thirds (69 percent) of the 18-30-year-olds polled said they have struggled with their mental health in the last two years. The survey conducted by the distance learning provider also […]

How A Level Maths is broadening Sophie's horizon

“Distance learning opens the door to endless possibilities.” Sophie, 28, Oxford Currently studying A Level Maths with Open Study College, Sophie explains that distance learning is perfectly suited to their current studying needs and explains the number of factors that have led them to this learning path. “This is my first course with Open Study […]

Distance learning can fuel your career

DID YOU KNOW 60% OF OUR STUDENTS TAKE UP DISTANCE LEARNING TO FUEL THEIR CAREER AMBITIONS? To mark National Careers Week (7th to 12th March), we’ve revealed that in a recent survey of current students, 60% said the main reason for studying is specifically to upskill or retrain for a new career path.  As part […]

How an Access to HE course helped Kacie's nursing career

“When it comes to Access to HE, if, like me, you left school with no A Levels but then changed your mind and decided that you do want to go to university, then remember this course, as it’s a qualification accepted all by itself.” Kacie, 22, North London Kacie’s dream is to be a nurse […]