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How distance learning A Levels are helping Hunter achieve their goals

“I currently live in Guatemala City and the A Level education I require is not available here, so I had to find a different way to continue my education. The answer has been to learn with Open Study College.” – Hunter, 18, Guatemala Hunter is a new student, having just started their distance learning journey […]

Top 4 online learning myths

Distance learning isn’t a new concept, it has actually been around since the 1800s. However, thanks to the rapid advances in technology in the 1990s, its popularity has skyrocketed. So, why are there still so many online learning myths out there when it is now commonplace? Ultimately, online learning gives those who don’t have the […]

Turning your passion into a career

“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Marc Anthony We all have something we’re passionate about, whether it’s something you have loved since you were a child, or it is something you’ve recently discovered. Whatever your passion, you should be able to do something you love for […]

Emma's story: becoming a teaching assistant

“My ambition was always to get my teaching assistant qualification. I never, ever thought I’d do this, but I have thanks to the amazing support I received from OSC!” Emma, 35, Lake District Emma has just completed her first-ever distance learning course with Open Study College and is eagerly awaiting her results as her coursework […]

Marion's story: fulfilling her counselling dream!

“Counselling is one of the newer Open Study College subjects, and their flexibility and support has helped me to fulfill my dream to complete a course such as this!”  Marion, 52 Having already successfully completed the Counselling Level 2 course via distance learning with Open Study College, Marion has decided to study a Counselling Level […]

Team OSC’s Movember success

This year, the team here at OSC chose to fundraise for Movember which takes place throughout the month of November. What does Movember do? In case you aren’t familiar with Movember, the international charity is dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. Did you know, women live on average five years longer than men? […]

How OSC’s CEO adapted her leadership style during the pandemic

Samantha Rutter founded Open Study College (OSC) with her father when she was just 19. Today, Open Study College has grown to become one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers.   Over the last 14 years, Samantha has accumulated experience in all areas of the business, she’s handled everything from enrolments to customer service to course development. This has given […]

Felix-Tazzy balances studying with volunteering

“I needed something that could work around my two volunteer jobs and this Open Study College course does just that!” Felix-Tazzy, 24, Hartlepool Felix-Tazzy is currently completing a short course with Open Study College. Understanding the Holocaust is his first distance learning course; talking about how he’s fitting his studies around a few part time […]

Denis's mature A Level student experience

“I was never a good student in my youth, but there are great solutions for any difficulties one might be struggling through in this day and age, and I’m finding the whole process really fun. Difficult at times, but great!” Denis, 35, Aylesbury Currently studying A Level Philosophy and A Level Religious Studies with Open […]

Encouraging more men to study

We recently discovered in a nationwide survey that 70% of men haven’t completed any form of education since the age of 30. The research, which polled 2,000 UK males, explored the reasons behind men not wanting to invest further in their education and found that a quarter (24%) admitted to having no drive or motivation […]