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Student Stories – Gemma

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.  […]

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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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Student Stories – Hayley

“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.   […]

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Funding for employees to study courses

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the £12m Supplier Skills Programme, which offers small to medium sizes businesses within eligible areas of Worcestershire and the West Midlands the opportunity to access grant funding to develop and upskill their employees.   The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, and is something that […]

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Student Stories – Eden

“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 […]

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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant – Marie's Story

A teaching assistant is a vital role within the school community. They assist the teacher with daily classroom and teaching responsibilities, and also act as a role model to children and help to educate the future generations. Marie Copeland has been a teaching assistant for 20 years. She loves the job and wants to tell […]

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New years resolution ideas

2020 is drawing to a close and now 2021 is approaching upon us. What a horrific year it’s been! Although many of the horrors of 2020 will come with us to the new year, some of your old habits you can leave behind. New year, fresh start. Make yourself feel good again and come up […]

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Ideas for a side hustle to top up your income

In these unprecidented times and many people either on furlough or reduced hours, starting up a side hustle to boost your income could be one of the best options! A side business can be run from the comfort of your own home and most involve being online, so all you need is your skills and […]

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