Looking after our students is important to us and we pride ourselves on our service, care and support. Read some of Open Study College's latest reviews here.

Here at Open Study College, we have helped more than 100,000 students over the last 13 years to enrol on courses that have helped them to achieve their goals.

We are dedicated to supporting our students and pride ourselves on our service and care. For new students, our Student Adviser team are on hand via phone and live chat to help you select the perfect course. If you have any questions in the meantime, visit our how it works page or FAQs.

Once you’ve enrolled, the support doesn’t stop there. As a student, you will get a personal tutor who you can contact at any time via email, and access to our Student Support team for any queries or questions over the phone or email for the duration of your course. 

We are proud to be rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot from over 2000 happy students.

Here are some of our most recent reviews.

TrustPilot star rating 1 hour ago

I spoke with Darren and he was…

"I spoke with Darren and he was extremely helpful I was sign up for the course of my choice in no time"

TrustPilot star rating 2 hours ago

Just signed up

"Just signed up. Did have to call though as wouldn’t let me online. But I’m excited to start"

TrustPilot star rating 3 hours ago
Lucy Sacco

College course

"Signed up to my first ever college course today, when i called in i wasn’t expecting to pick the one i did but with the help from my advisor james he guided me to pick the perfect course. I was expecting it to be difficult and stressful but he made the process so easy and stress free honestly can’t thank him enough. Would 100% recommend him and the company to anyone that is starting out or just looking for a new course!"

TrustPilot star rating 1 day ago

Really good and helpful

"Really good and helpful"

TrustPilot star rating 1 day ago

Good course

"Good course, good price, and good communicaions."

TrustPilot star rating 1 day ago

Such an easy and straightforward…

"Such an easy and straightforward process! Not stressful at all thanks to my advisor Mark who made enrolling very easy. Can’t wait to get started"

TrustPilot star rating 1 day ago
Mrs M

Really pleased with the course content…

"Really pleased with the course content and the support I receive. Michelle was a great help to me today."

TrustPilot star rating 1 day ago

Good guidance for enrolment

"I received a phone call the same day I had downloaded a prospectus. Joshua helped me decide on a course, as I was struggling to decide between 2 courses. The enrolment and payment options were dealt with over the phone and guidance to navigate the online application process was done there and then. I am just waiting on my course material to arrive in approximately 5 days so I can get started."

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago

It was extremely easy to apply to this…

"It was extremely easy to apply to this course! It gave you plenty of information on the course."

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago

Starting a new course

"Looking forward to starting my course, really good initial experience signing up over the phone. Stress free, course well explained and questions answered putting me at ease. Given good options when setting up course fees. Tomi's customer relations were very good, professional and knowledgeable."

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago
Isobel Heap

Very helpful and consistent

"Very helpful and consistent with keeping me up to date and reassuring me that I am in safe hands when apply online and dealing with the right people. Would recommend!"

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago
Stuart Tong

So far so good Very patient advisor…

"So far so good Very patient advisor waiting for me to get my funds together give me a phone call once a month until I was very much appreciated."

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 3,010 reviews on
I work full time so needed a flexible approach to learning which would fit around my job. I chose distance learning as I know I can work it around my current commitments. I’m studying more for enjoyment but who knows what opportunities it may bring me.
I have found the course materials detailed but also easy to understand, remember and follow, so top marks for that. I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to be responsible for their education and has the self-discipline.
Anna George
After completing my GCSE, it spurred on to do my A levels which is completely new to me. I am now studying A Levels in English Literature and Philosophy. The most enjoyable part of my studies is that I’m studying because I want to, not because I have to.
Distance learning allowed me to still get A Levels, whilst working and travelling at the same time. I did A Level work on my lunch break, on trains, on planes, (I wrote an essay about Wuthering Heights in Nashville airport).
It’s a far more active way of learning and I’m able to learn what would have taken three days at school in three hours. It’s allowed me to study the course in a single year as opposed to over the course of two. It has also offered me the freedom to do other things and take other opportunities in my year out.
Without my tutor I couldn't have achieved the grades I got. He has been nothing but an inspiration, ready with answers to my never-ending questions, going over the same things again and again until I understood, never being too busy or having to wait weeks before I received feedback on an assessment. Thanks to his ability in creating confidence within me I now have the belief that I can achieve what once I thought was impossible!
Studied creative writing
I was studying at my local Sixth Form College however they didn’t offer A Level Politics, so I decided to complete it with Open Study College instead. I was confident they would provide the support I needed to work alongside my course. Being allocated a personal tutor meant there was someone on hand throughout my learning to offer guidance and help if and when I needed it.
Studied A Level Politics
There was a teaching assistant role opening up within the school but I needed a CACHE qualification in order to be considered - there was only 5 months to do it! I enrolled with OSC and was able to complete the course and the required 100 placement hours within the required time. I was offered the job! I’ve now moved onto Level 3 purely for my own personal growth.
Studied CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
I’d been working professionally with SEN children for around 4 years and wanted to widen my knowledge around different areas and aspects of special needs. Distance learning meant I could continue with my job and fit studying around my life; not the other way around. I chose Open Study College because their support towards students is amazing and the courses are affordable.
Studied Special Educational Needs Level 3
I chose Open Study College because they offer a great choice of payment methods which suited my needs. The course has opened up further opportunities for me; I’ve since been offered the chance to complete my paramedic training with the Football Association. Distance learning courses allow people the opportunity to be what they want to be in life.
Sports Injury Level 3
I delivered 360 observations, essays, feedback and evidence which were very in depth. Yet, I had the beauty of working and studying around my children rather than 9-4 in a lecture room. This way of learning is absolutely perfect for anyone who needs an income whilst studying towards a new career.
Studied CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
I'm currently an Accountant’s Assistant and chose distance learning to enable me to gain my qualifications and move along the career ladder as quickly as possible. I would like to thank OSC for their support so far. I am determined to continue my studies to become a professional accountant and perhaps even start my own accounting firm!
studied AAT
I chose distance learning because there was no travelling to the local college involved! And it allowed me to study when I best felt like it, meaning I could complete the course at my own pace. My motivation was mostly for personal achievement following a serious illness, and I also partly wanted to study to open up future employment opportunities which I’ve done now that I have successfully completed the course.
studied ICB Bookkeeping and Payroll
I have a condition called Fibromyalgia and some days are better than others, but I knew I could do distance learning at my own pace. I loved the whole course. My tutor was fab – patient and kind, and nothing was ever too much trouble. I’ve now been accepted for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and my aim is to become a counsellor after I’ve completed my degree.
Studied Introduction to Counselling

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