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Trusted qualifications at Open Study College

All of our courses are independently accredited from long-established awarding organisations with qualifications such as BTEC, NVQ, and A-Level. It's easier to get a job when you have an employer recognised qualification.

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

To compare education level of attainment, we have created a home learning level chart based on the National Qualification Framework.

Awarding bodies we work with

A-Levels A traditional, trusted UK qualification. A Levels are typically studied by school leavers aged 16-18 and are used as access to University. However mature students are also highly encouraged. Learn more »
BTEC BTECs are suited to people who do not wish to have a formal examination, as assessment is entirely coursework-based. Learn more »
CeMAP The CeMAP qualification is required by any individual who wishes to advise customers on mortgages. Learn more »
CompTIA A widely recognised awarding body, CompTIA provide a variety of courses providing training for basic networking, installation and troubleshooting, to Linux server administration. Learn more »
IAB IAB stands for the International Association of Bookkeepers and is the leading international and UK professional association for bookkeeping for small businesses. It is also an accredited awarding body of national qualifications, which are co-developed by education professionals, IAB members, employers and relevant organisations to ensure that IAB courses meet the highest industry standards. Learn more »
ICB The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence. Learn more »
IGCSE A traditional, trusted UK qualification. IGCSE's are typically studied by secondary school pupils and are used as access to further education such as A-Levels. However mature students are also highly encouraged. Learn more »
Microsoft One of the most recognised brands in computing, Microsoft offer a series of programmes to certify trained experts in Microsoft products, making it easier for employers to know who to hire to take care of their Windows network, or provide technical support & training for software like Excel or Word. Learn more »
NVQ A represents a work-based and competence based award. The Levels of study range from 1 to 5 so are perfect for amateurs and professionals alike. Learn more »
Sage Sage accounts software has been regarded as the industry standard for accounts teams & bookkeepers since its launch in 1984. Learn more »

Why are qualifications important?

  • Add power to your CV and open up a world of employment opportunity
  • Prove to potential employers that you have the commitment to study
  • Prove to your current employer that you are committed to developing your role
  • Meet and exceed the requirements for job vacancies
  • Stand out from other job applicants.

Why should I study with Open Study College?

  • Over 40,000 people have improved their skills with us
  • Trusted independent qualifications
  • Study from home, at your own pace
  • Full support from your tutor
  • FREE NUS Extra Card
  • FREE CV writing service

Further Information

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