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Student Stories – Jessica

“It was the best decision I’ve ever made. Thanks to Open Study College I’m now working full time in my chosen career.”  Jessica, 18, Suffolk  Jessica recently completed her Level 2 certificate in the principles of working with individuals with learning disabilities, studying with us. She is now in her chosen career as a support worker for […]

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Student Stories – Gemma

Gemma is a real believer in distance learning – having studied not one, not two, but four courses with Open Study College. She is currently in the process of studying aromatherapy, which will be her fifth course.   “Distance learning is perfect for me as I can’t attend a college due to health conditions,” she explains.  […]

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We’ve launched online tech courses for kids

We’re thrilled to announce that we have launched a range of new tech-focussed online courses specifically designed for children aged nine to 17.   Our new courses cover topics such as game design, coding, digital design and music production. From engaging starter courses to get younger children aged 9-12 to create and make, to senior courses for the more advanced from […]

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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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Top 5 STEM jobs for Women

STEM is an abrreviation for science, technology, engineering and maths. If you want a job that will make an impact on the world, look no further than the STEM industry, where jobs are set to excel, even in uncertain times. Here are the top 5 STEM jobs for women.  It is well known that STEM careers are mainly male dominated. The actual percentage of women in STEM jobs include […]

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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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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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Can I take A Levels as an adult?

There are many reasons why people consider taking A Levels as an adult later in life, and if this is something you’re thinking about, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Although the majority of students decide to take A Levels as a route to university, there are those who take on other paths too.  Many people choose specific subjects as part of their A Levels at […]

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Student stories – Steven

“Open Study College has helped me so much. They kept me focused and got me out of a really dark place when I hit rock bottom. I really do thank them so much for that!”  Steven has studied for not one, but two courses with us. He completed and passed his Level 3 Personal Training Course and is […]

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Student Stories – Hayley

“Distance learning gives me the freedom to learn whilst being a mother. It gives me confidence that I can build my future.”   Hayley is a 30-year-old student studying Forensic Science Level 3 with us. She is halfway through her course and has already successfully completed another course – all whilst being a mother and publishing her own book.   […]

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