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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 […]

Improve your digital skills with an IT course

Are you or someone you know looking to improve their digital skills? Digital skills are vital in today’s workplace; however, a recent study has recently identified a digital skills gap in the workforce. As a result, employers are crying out for employees who possess the skills to help them advance their technologies. What do we […]

Yesha's distance learning experience

“I have young kids to look after, however, I feel I am not limited to working on my personal growth thanks to distance learning and really wanted to prove that I could still achieve and grow academically!” Yesha, 39, London With young children to take care of, Yesha decided that the best way to continue […]

Aesthetics treatments your clients will love!

Aesthetics treatments have skyrocketed in popularity, with semi-permanent make-up and microblading treatments being some of the most in-demand treatments. The ability to wake up with perfect lips, brows, or eyes that don’t smudge or need any maintenance is invaluable to clients. That’s why we have recently introduced a range of aesthetics courses to allow qualified […]