Career guides

At Open Study College, we want to help you achieve your career goals by providing as much guidance and direction as possible. Here you'll find a number of free career guides to help you understand how to turn your dream job into a reality.

Find out more about specific career routes

You may have an idea of the career you want to pursue but you’re unsure of how to get there. On the other hand, you might have no idea at all what career you want but you’re sure a change is needed.

Whatever your situation, at Open Study College we want to help you succeed, which is why we have a number of career guides available for different sectors, to help you understand what skills, qualifications and experience is needed for specific roles, and how to get there.

For those of you who want to be your own boss and work for yourself, you may have thought about starting your own business. Setting up on your own is something to consider if you are looking to make extra money alongside another job, or if you have a lifelong ambition you want to achieve. If this is the case, a number of the guides below are specifically for you too!

For more career advice and guidance, don’t forget to visit our career kickstart page.

How to become a dog groomer: Your complete guide

How to become an events manager

How to get a career in criminology

How to get a career in law

How to become a paramedic

How to become a police officer

How to become a firefighter

How to become a nurse

How to become a midwife

How to become a nursery nurse

How to become a teaching assistant

How to get into marketing

How to become a bookkeeper

How to become a childminder

How to become a beauty therapist

How to become a nail technician

How to become a personal trainer

How to become an accountant

How to start your own business

How to start your own beauty business

How to start your own nail business

How to start your own cake business

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