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 7 hours ago

Fab Communication!

"I have had constant communication with Liz where she has been patient whilst I chose what courses I wanted to study, and she provided lots of information as to what could be best suited for me. She has been very helpful throughout the whole process and made the enrolment feel like a walk in the park! Very happy with my support so far and cannot wait to start the courses!"

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago

Great help and

"Great help and. Patience by darren getting me enrolled calling when he said he would So far I would recommend Studying a level law"

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago

Amazing! Fabulous and Reassuring

"I was nervous about ringing and speaking about college and enquiring about courses however Liz H, put my mind at ease and talked me though everything little by little she was amazing and had a way of making me feel comfortable and confident about this!"

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago

Great range of courses

"Finding the right course with so many on offer was easier than expected. But It would be good if there was a bursary or reduced payment for people on universal credit/unemployed. If there is it wasn't clear to me."

TrustPilot star rating 2 days ago
Alison Bray

I was contacted by James who was…

"I was contacted by James who was extremely helpful and patient with my enrolment."

TrustPilot star rating 3 days ago
Laila Kreaa

Above and beyond!

"Always going above and being to be accommodating and helpful. I am so looking forward to getting my certificate."

TrustPilot star rating 3 days ago
Gabby Nickson

Thank you for a seamless enrolment

"Thank you for a seamless enrolment process. Brett Cook has been extremely helpful from my initial request about the course and whether it would suit me to ensuring that payment has been received quickly for me to be enrolled on the course swiftly. I can't thank him enough for his patient, friendly and welcoming attitude. I am very much looking forward to studying with the college. Many thanks!"

TrustPilot star rating 4 days ago
Babby Kazamba

Andrew was very helpful

"Andrew was very helpful"

TrustPilot star rating 4 days ago
Sophie Thomas

Natasha Lee has been excellent

"Natasha Lee has been excellent. She was really excited for me and super helpful throughout the whole process keeping me informed on it all."

TrustPilot star rating 4 days ago
Kerry Francis

Dan was very professional and quickly…

"Dan was very professional and quickly understood me very polite and down to earth and made me leap to my dream"

TrustPilot star rating 4 days ago

Mark was brilliant he was so helpful

"Mark was brilliant he was so helpful. I was unsure about which course would be best for me, he emailed me the best choices and gave me advice. looking forward to starting the course now. RAC"

TrustPilot star rating 4 days ago
Joseph Noel

Great start for my enrolment and…

"Great start for my enrolment and looking forward to studying with open study, and more great reviews to come."

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 3,341 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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