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CIM Level 3: South African student Paige's story

“Even though I’m based in South Africa, thousands of miles away from the UK, it feels like I have the support of OSC whenever I need it, wherever I am. Open Study College is always there.”  – Paige, CIM Level 3 Foundation in Professional Digital Marketing student, South Africa. Paige is currently studying a CIM […]

Celebrating 15 years of OSC

We are celebrating our 15th anniversary following a rewarding year which has seen us reach our 110,000 student milestone, turnover increase from £5m to nearly £6.5m, and operating profits that have increased from £200,000 to more than ten times that in the last decade. Led by Samantha Rutter who founded Open Study College with her […]

Just launched: new Access to HE course for aspiring public service professionals

We have now launched a new Access to HE course in Public Services to add to our growing portfolio of online courses for those looking to pursue a career in the police force, legal, and criminology sectors. The Access to HE Diploma in Public Services is the second course of this nature alongside the Access […]

Donations hit £11,000 milestone for Help Harry Help Others

We are delighted to say that we have now raised over £11,000 as part of its ongoing support for Help Harry Help Others (HHHO), a Birmingham charity that offers direct and practical support to those affected by cancer. Open Study College has been supporting the much-loved charity since 2017 and the vital donations have helped […]

GCSE results day 2022 - what next?

Students sitting their GCSEs this year have dealt with a lot over the last two years, but now with GCSE results day just around the corner, the finish line is in sight. After battling with lockdowns, online learning, and disruption throughout the entirety of their GCSEs, it hasn’t been easy. This, combined with the social […]

A Level results day 2022

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 2022 have had a lot to think about alongside their studies. From the worries of Coronavirus to the numerous lockdowns restricting our normal way […]

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 […]