Why should you take a NEBOSH course?

With the recent news of NCRQ going into administration, there’ll be people looking for alternatives when it comes to health and safety qualifications. One of the most popular awarding bodies is NEBOSH. Never heard of them? Well, this blog post will explain to you why they’re the perfect alternative to NCRQ. What does NEBOSH stand […]

Business update - new era for Open Study College

Following a year of huge growth, the next generation of our family-owned and run business are now the principal drivers taking it forward into its 16th year. Our Co-founder and former Chairman, Mark Rutter, who this year celebrates 30 years in the distance learning sector, will be assuming a new role as Non-Executive Director. Meanwhile, […]

A third of women change career after having children

A new survey by national education provider, Open Study College, has revealed that a third (33%) of women changed careers after having children.  The survey, commissioned as part of a campaign to encourage mothers to pursue their dream careers, polled over 2,000 working parents across the UK with children aged 2-17. Of the sample, 49% […]

Celebrating 15 years of Open Study College

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 […]

Learning At Work Week 2022 - OSC launch new workplace training initiative

To coincide with Learning at Work Week 2022 (16th – 22nd May 2022), we have announced the launch of our B2B (business-to-business) arm, supporting businesses to upskill and retrain their workforce in an affordable and flexible way. Our B2B solution offers more than 700 knowledge-based courses and accredited qualifications available across a variety of subjects, […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: 69% of young men struggle with mental health

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th to 15th May), Open Study College has found that, in a recent survey of its male students, over two thirds (69 percent) of the 18-30-year-olds polled said they have struggled with their mental health in the last two years. The survey conducted by the distance learning provider also […]

Distance learning can fuel your career

DID YOU KNOW 60% OF OUR STUDENTS TAKE UP DISTANCE LEARNING TO FUEL THEIR CAREER AMBITIONS? To mark National Careers Week (7th to 12th March), we’ve revealed that in a recent survey of current students, 60% said the main reason for studying is specifically to upskill or retrain for a new career path.  As part […]

Team OSC’s Movember success

This year, the team here at OSC chose to fundraise for Movember which takes place throughout the month of November. What does Movember do? In case you aren’t familiar with Movember, the international charity is dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. Did you know, women live on average five years longer than men? […]