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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 […]

How Madison advanced her career with a health and social care course

“I volunteer during my spare time and also had quite a few other things on my plate, but I knew I needed to obtain this qualification, and Open Study College enabled me to fit my studies around everything else.” Madison, Buckinghamshire Madison works part-time at an NHS GP surgery as a health care assistant and […]

Life changing scholarships and support for those impacted by COVID

Open Study College's community initiative, The Big Help Out helps over 50 people that had their careers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nutrition student Jamie's distance learning experience

“Tutor support is invaluable when studying via distance learning, my tutor helped me achieve a distinction!” Jamie, 25, Isle of Man Nutrition student Jamie recently completed his first course with Open Study College and achieved a distinction in Nutrition Consultant Level 3. During his studies, Jamie worked at a charity helping children and young people […]

Why choose an online hair and beauty course?

As the UK economy begins its long road to recovery, one industry guaranteed to be booming is hair and beauty. During the last year here at OSC, we have noticed more and more students choosing to study an online hair and beauty course in preparation for the inevitable surge in demand when restrictions are eased. […]

Returning to education: Anneka's story

“I never thought I’d be able to get back into education after a 15-year absence, but OSC gave me the confidence within myself to start learning again.” Anneka, 31 Juggling studying and being a mum Having completed two courses at Open Study College, Anneka enjoys the fact that her studies fit perfectly around her family […]

Learning at work week 2021

Learning at work week 2021 is here, and this year’s theme is ‘made for learning’, which focuses on our capacity to learn and become lifelong learners. As an education provider, this is something we are extremely passionate about and we’ve currently got a number of our own team members studying OSC distance learning courses! The […]

Why retiree student, Marilyn, loves online learning

“I am 70 going on 29 years old. This is my tenth course with Open Study College, and I hope there will be more. To retirees thinking about taking a course online, I would say go for it” Marilyn, 70 In the last seven years, Marilyn has completed ten online courses with Open Study College […]

How to write the perfect CV

Find out how to write the perfect CV with advice from a recruitment expert, including why you need a personal statement, how to list your experience and whether you should include your hobbies and interests.

Studying in your seventies: John's story

“It’s important to keep the intellect alive in later years and completing a course and receiving the accreditation acts as a tremendous boost to one’s mental health.” John, 74, South Gloucestershire John has studied a number of courses over a period of five years with Open Study College. Several of his other courses were based […]

Our 100,000 student milestone and office expansion

Distance learning provider, Open Study College invests in a second office after 100,000th student milestone!

Online hair courses: everything you need to know

Thinking of studying an online hair course, but aren’t sure whether it’s the right path for you? Read on to find out everything you need to know about our range of distance learning hair courses. Who are online hair courses for? Whether you’re a beginner just starting out in your career or an experienced stylist […]

How Debbie changed career to become a personal fitness trainer

“Distance learning has always appealed to me as the convenience of learning at home, at times that fit around my schedule, is the only method of continued learning I can dedicate myself to as a busy parent.” Debbie, 40, Personal Fitness Trainer & Nutrition student Debbie is a self-employed fitness instructor, but she didn’t begin […]

OSC shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Open Study College has been shortlisted for Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious Tes FE Awards 2021. The Tes FE Awards celebrates the achievements of institutions and individuals across the further education community, recognising the hard work and success of FE colleges, providers, and educators. Tes Head […]

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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