Globally recognised qualifications

Many of our courses and qualifications are globally recognised. With established relationships in the UAE, India and beyond, we make education accessible to individuals and businesses all over the world.

Courses for international students

Here at Open Study College it’s our mission to make learning accessible to everyone, regardless of age, background or location.

This is why we have worked hard at establishing relationships across the world, including India, the UAE and beyond. One of the benefits of distance learning is that you can study whenever, and wherever you like. We offer the largest selection of distance learning courses with over 700 subjects to choose from, many of those being internationally recognised qualifications.

Whether you’re a business looking to train your staff, or an individual overseas looking to enrol on a course to further your career, we can help.

About Open Study College

We are a family founded college, set up in 2007 by Mark Rutter, his daughter Samantha, along with other family members.

Since then, we’ve grown from offering a handful of courses to over 700! We employ nearly 50 people at OSC HQ in Birmingham, UK. And we’ve enrolled 100,000 people on courses that have developed their education and helped them to achieve their goals.

To find out more about the family that founded OSC and the values we live by today, visit our about us page.

International markets

We work with a range of businesses and individuals in a variety of markets, making education accessible across the world, including:

  • Government organisations
  • Corporate businesses
  • Institutions
  • Direct students

We have 700 courses on offer to help upskill your local population as well as offering bespoke packages. Contact us to discuss your individual requirements and our international recruitment managers will put together a package for you.

Sectors we cater for

Here at Open Study College thanks to our broad course offering, we are able to work with businesses in many different sectors, such as:

  • Business
  • Beauty/wellness
  • Healthcare
  • Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

And more! Download a prospectus to see our complete course offering.

Accredited courses

All of the qualifications Open Study College offers are independently accredited by established awarding organisations.

We provide qualifications such as AAT, ACCA, A Levels, CIPD, GCSEs and CACHE. It’s easier to get the job you want when you have a globally recognised qualification, and with distance learning you can achieve that whilst having total flexibility and control over your studies.

Each independent awarding body performs detailed, rigorous checks to ensure our courses meets their high standards.

An award winning college

Here at OSC, we have always been successful regarding awards, with us winning an impressive 19 awards in total so far. More recently, we have received a number of accolades for our positive impact as a skills provider, including being named Further Education College of the Year and shortlisted for Training Provider of the Year at the 2021 TES FE Awards.

Our CEO Samantha is a respected member of the business community, and has also been acknowledged for her positive influence in the industry, including being named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2020 and Most Influential Female CEO 2018.


Business courses

Access to HE (Health)

Accounting courses

Beauty courses

Leadership and management courses

Success stories