Open Study College CEO named in Prestigious 35 Women Under 35 List

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Samantha Rutter-Bryant, has been included on Management Today’s prestigious 35 Women Under 35 list. All of us here at Open Study College are incredibly proud that Samantha has been recognised in this list amongst some amazing women. The 35 Women Under 35 list showcases the remarkable stories […]

Open Study College bosses discuss embracing ambition on family business podcast

Open Study College’s Samantha Rutter-Bryant, co-founder and CEO, and her sister Shawna Baker, Director, recently joined Leila and Liza Willingham, the mother-daughter duo behind the podcast It Runs In The Family to discuss the learning curves and outcomes of their journey. Having founded Open Study College with her father, Mark, in 2007 from the family […]

Taking care of your mental health

Mental health is a topic that is, thankfully, being more and more widely spoken about. Taking care of your well-being is so important and there are many ways in which you can do that. Not everyone is the same, though, and what works for some may not work for you. Here are just a few […]

Giving prisoners the chance to learn new skills

We at Open Study College announced our partnership with the Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET), a charity dedicated to providing a variety of educational courses to prisons in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, last week. Since July 2021, we have provided PET with a range of courses including AAT Accounting L2; […]

Why your business should develop a learning culture

With businesses across the UK facing rising costs and an impending recession, investing in your workforce’s development and creating a learning culture may not seem like it should be a top priority, but it absolutely should be, writes Natasha Lee, Business Education Specialist at Open Study College. Companies are understandably looking to cut costs and […]

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 […]