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Why having a job for life is becoming a thing of the past


Not so long ago having a job for life was considered a great achievement. Many people worked their whole life in one company, celebrating decades of loyalty to a business on retirement. But a new survey of 2,000 UK workers has revealed a job for life is no more! In fact, our research found the […]

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Closing the gender gap in adult learning: International men's day


This International Men’s Day, men are being urged to engage in adult learning for career development and wellbeing, as figures show they are failing to fully take advantage of these opportunities. Women have a ‘significantly higher participation rate than men’ across all forms of adult learning, according to research by the Department for Education. While 39% […]

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World Vegan Day: Being Vegan – OSC's Jazz tells us how it is


Becoming vegan has become very popular over recent years. With more and more people becoming aware of the impact of the meat and dairy industry on not only the animals, but the environment. On World Vegan day we wanted to spread awareness of the vegan lifestyle! We spoke to Academic Development Manager Jazz about all […]

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Our floristry course is a second chance for student Hannah


Studying during compulsory school years doesn’t work out for everyone, but that doesn’t have to be the end of learning. No matter how many years have passed since you were last in education, a course with Open Study College enables you to improve your future prospects and opens up opportunities. With a range of courses […]

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How a psychology course helps Aneta in the healthcare sector


Aneta is originally from Poland, where she achieved a bachelor’s degree in special education. She has spent the past 15 years working in the healthcare sector and has studied many related subjects since coming to the UK, including Adult and Social Care, End of Life Care, as well as courses to train others in first […]

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New courses: Study a CIPD diploma with Open Study College


Great news for those wishing to progress their career in HR – we’ve added 4 new CIPD diploma courses to our already extensive course portfolio. CIPD diplomas are respected qualifications within the HR industry, resulting in the prospect of career advances within the profession or the opportunity to move into a HR career for those […]

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Choosing to study bookkeeping: Rebecca is breaking typical stereotypes


When you think of a bookkeeper, what comes to mind? If it’s a meek, middle-aged person with a lack of personality, you’re probably not alone! In truth people of all ages, backgrounds and characters study bookkeeping; including 22-year-old Rebecca, who works in her family business and is enrolled on our AAT Bookkeeping Levels 1, 2 […]

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National Baking Week – how the pastime has risen in popularity


National Baking Week 2019 runs from 14th to 19th October. To celebrate, we’ve explored the advantages that baking and cakemaking can bring. Autumn is a time when many of us seek the comforts of home as an escape from the colder darker days. With The Great British Bake Off on TV, many feel inspired to try […]

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How a personal fitness trainer course helped Steven's mental health


There is no one right way to tackle mental health problems; different people find that different things work for them. Steven suffered in silence for a long time before opening up and seeking help. Part of his chosen road to recovery involved enrolling on a distance learning course with Open Study College. Read on to […]

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Work Life Week 2019 – are we living to work, or working to live?


The average UK employee will spend around 85,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that’s just under ten years*! Globally this number is on the rise, so it’s no surprise that having a healthy work life balance is becoming essential to employed people and their employers – perhaps even more so for those with […]

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