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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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Closing the digital skills gap

It’s been recently reported that the UK is heading towards a ‘digital skills shortage disaster’, which could also delay our economic recovery from COVID-19.  This means that there is a huge demand for employees with digital skills, however, many employers are struggling to find people with the skills they need, and a recent report shows that it begins at school.  The tech and IT industry   The Learning & Work Institute has found that the number of […]

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Student stories – Jasmine

“If you have a busy life like me then I highly recommend studying with Open Study College.” Jasmine, 23 Second in the UK and sixth in the world in her category, Jasmine is a competitive dancer, so needs to ensure that her studies fit alongside her full-time job, part-time business and her greatest passion, dancing. […]

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6 Reasons why kids should be learning code

Code is a scary concept to many people and lots shy away from it. However, in the world we live in today, it’s actually one of the most important languages. Computers and technology are everywhere and those creators behind it know code. Think about how many apps you have on your phone or the different […]

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Student Stories – Rose-Anna

“This type of learning fits much better with the rest of my responsibilities as a mother but also alongside the accountancy business that I run.” Rose-Anna, 32, Hastings Having just completed her ICB Diploma in Payroll Management via distance learning with Open Study College, Rose-Anna, is a single parent running her own business. She said: […]

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Why a tech education is important for children

The world is changing, and sometimes it might seem you’re in a race to catch up. Getting the latest technology probably takes a good chunk out of your yearly budget, and then you have to re-educate yourself about how to do things in new and different ways – whether it be working your new tablet or getting to grips with Alexa turning on and off your lights!  […]

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Student Stories – Imuetinyan

“If you’re thinking about distance learning then I’d say do it. Learn a new skill – especially in this period of uncertainty. Upskilling yourself is the best way to thrive, both personally and professionally!” Imuetinyan, 30, London Imuetinyan has just completed his Counselling Level 3 course through Open Study College with the hope to pursue […]

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GCSE’s for Adults

Not everyone enjoyed school and what was a struggle then, may not be so much of a struggle now. For many career routes it’s often necessary to have at least Maths and English GCSE’s at C (4) or above.  Retaking your GCSEs as an adult can be a challenge.  You may have been out of learning for a long time and lost a lot of the skills […]

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