Category: Careers Advice

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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