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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 […]

How Jasmine juggles studying with a busy life

“If you have a busy life like me then I highly recommend studying with Open Study College.” Jasmine, 23 Second in the UK and sixth in the world in her category, Jasmine is a competitive dancer, so needs to ensure that her studies fit alongside her full-time job, part-time business and her greatest passion, dancing. […]

Rose-Anna studies alongside running her own business

“This type of learning fits much better with the rest of my responsibilities as a mother but also alongside the accountancy business that I run.” Rose-Anna, 32, Hastings Having just completed her ICB Diploma in Payroll Management via distance learning with Open Study College, Rose-Anna, is a single parent running her own business. She said: […]

Imuetinyan enjoys the convenience of distance learning

“If you’re thinking about distance learning then I’d say do it. Learn a new skill – especially in this period of uncertainty. Upskilling yourself is the best way to thrive, both personally and professionally!” Imuetinyan, 30, London Imuetinyan has just completed his Counselling Level 3 course through Open Study College with the hope to pursue […]

Support worker Jessica finds her dream job

“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 […]

Gemma studies five OSC courses

Gemma is a real believer in distance learning – having studied not one, not two, but four courses with Open Study College. She is currently in the process of studying aromatherapy, which will be her fifth course.   “Distance learning is perfect for me as I can’t attend a college due to health conditions,” she explains.  […]

How studying benefited Steven's mental health

“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 […]

Hayley fits her learning around being a mother

“Distance learning gives me the freedom to learn whilst being a mother. It gives me confidence that I can build my future.”   Hayley is a 30-year-old student studying Forensic Science Level 3 with us. She is halfway through her course and has already successfully completed another course – all whilst being a mother and publishing her own book.   […]

How Eden used studying to get through lockdown

“Having something to focus on during the first lockdown, and now the second one, has been a godsend for my mental health, and I thank OSC for that.”  Eden began her AAT Accounting Level 2 and 3 studies during the global pandemic in March 2020. Having completed her first exam (despite COVID) and her second […]

How Beth changed her path and ignited a passion for chemistry

For Open Study College student Beth, she followed a path she felt she was stuck on, doing a university course she didn’t enjoy, but after finding out she had a borderline ovarian tumour she decided to change the path she was on and studied GCSE chemistry with us. Beth tells us how choosing to study […]

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