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How distance learning helps Abbie's mental health

“What I enjoy most about distance learning is that I am able to carry on studying something I enjoy whilst I can’t go to college. I really enjoyed the course and found the OSC team very supportive so I’m hoping to do another course soon.”  Abbie, 20, North Devon  Abbie is well on her way […]

Our new recruitment division

We’re proud to announce the launch of ‘OSC Recruitment’, a subdivision dedicated to enhancing our offering for our learners and job seekers further afield too. Headed up by specialist recruitment consultant Jak Whitehouse, Assoc. CIPD MREC, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, our new division will focus on sourcing and placing […]

Celebrating our A Level students

We are proud to be celebrating another year of top marks with an outstanding set of results as 94% of our students who studied distance learning A Level courses passed the qualification. After weeks of nervous anticipation for results day some of our successful students include Dan who achieved an A* in History and Kinley […]

Supporting the emergency services

We’re thrilled to announce our sponsorship deal with the nationwide Emergency Services Football League, as well sponsorship of the West Midlands Ambulance Service Coventry team which plays within the league.  The Emergency Services Football League (ESFL) is the only one of its kind in the UK, and was set up in 2020 to create regular, […]

A Level results day 2021

A Level results day is a huge day in the academic calendar for many students across the country. This year, even more so. People waiting for their A Level results in 2021 have had a lot to think about alongside their studies. From the worries of Coronavirus to the numerous lockdowns restricting our normal way of life and […]

GCSE results day 2021 - what next?

It’s been a strange year for GCSE students, particularly those students waiting for GCSE results day this summer. Students have had to battle with lockdowns, changes to exams, and isolation periods throughout the academic year. This, combined with the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, has resulted in many students reconsidering their plans since […]

A rise in adult learners aged 60+

Here at Open Study College (OSC) we’re proud to have a real variety of learners all studying for many different reasons. Which is why we’re pleased to reveal that we’ve seen a 39% increase in enrolments from adult learners aged 60 and over!* There are a number of reasons people typically choose to take up […]

How events student Athina kickstarted her career

“For me, distance learning has changed everything. Open Study College made me realise that you can learn anything and everything at any age and if you work for it, you can make it in life. It shaped me as a person and made me see that everything is possible!” – Athina, 30, Denmark Athina discovered […]

Why Linda chose to study a GCSE later in life

“I am enjoying the course at Open Study College and I’m lucky to have been able to choose, for the first time, what it is I study.” – Linda, 75, Worcestershire Linda lives in a Worcestershire village with her husband Dougie and is currently studying GCSE Psychology at Open Study College. Linda nearly completed this […]

Why Rosanne studied a weight management course

“I received amazing support from my tutor that was invaluable during my time at Open Study College – they provided the help whenever I needed it.” Rosanne, Bromley Rosanne is a self-employed personal trainer and singing teacher and has only recently embarked on this new career path. Rosanne explains: “I was an opera singer up […]

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