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Why retiree student, Marilyn, loves online learning

“I am 70 going on 29 years old. This is my tenth course with Open Study College, and I hope there will be more. To retirees thinking about taking a course online, I would say go for it” Marilyn, 70 In the last seven years, Marilyn has completed ten online courses with Open Study College […]

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Careers Advice ,

How to write the perfect CV

Find out how to write the perfect CV with advice from a recruitment expert, including why you need a personal statement, how to list your experience and whether you should include your hobbies and interests.

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Studying in your seventies: John’s story

“It’s important to keep the intellect alive in later years and completing a course and receiving the accreditation acts as a tremendous boost to one’s mental health.” John, 74, South Gloucestershire John has studied a number of courses over a period of five years with Open Study College. Several of his other courses were based […]

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Online hair courses: everything you need to know

Thinking of studying an online hair course, but aren’t sure whether it’s the right path for you? Read on to find out everything you need to know about our range of distance learning hair courses. Who are online hair courses for? Whether you’re a beginner just starting out in your career or an experienced stylist […]

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How Debbie changed career to become a personal fitness trainer

“Distance learning has always appealed to me as the convenience of learning at home, at times that fit around my schedule, is the only method of continued learning I can dedicate myself to as a busy parent.” Debbie, 40, Personal Fitness Trainer & Nutrition student Debbie is a self-employed fitness instructor, but she didn’t begin […]

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OSC shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Open Study College has been shortlisted for Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious Tes FE Awards 2021. The Tes FE Awards celebrates the achievements of institutions and individuals across the further education community, recognising the hard work and success of FE colleges, providers, and educators. Tes Head […]

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How HR student Katie’s studying benefited her career

“I secured a job in HR in part because I was already studying with OSC, and therefore showing that I was willing to engage in personal development and career advancement in the area.” HR student, Katie, 34 As a business development and assurance officer in the HR department of her local county council, Katie was […]

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Our top interview tips employers will love

Everyone has had or will have an interview at some point in their life. Therefore, everyone has needed or will need some interview tips, too. There are often myths flying around about certain things to do or what not to do in an interview. Some say to dress formally, others say don’t. Some say ask […]

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5 top tips to keep in mind when changing your career

Changing your career, or even making any change, can be quite daunting at first, particularly if it’s something you’ve been looking to do for a while. With the current climate, some careers in industries such as events and hospitality are under threat and it might be time to start considering changing your career path. Rebecca […]

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