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Supporting the emergency services

We’re thrilled to announce our sponsorship deal with the nationwide Emergency Services Football League, as well sponsorship of the West Midlands Ambulance Service Coventry team which plays within the league.  The Emergency Services Football League (ESFL) is the only one of its kind in the UK, and was set up in 2020 to create regular, […]

A Level results day 2021

A Level results day is a huge day in the academic calendar for many students across the country. This year, even more so. People waiting for their A Level results in 2021 have had a lot to think about alongside their studies. From the worries of Coronavirus to the numerous lockdowns restricting our normal way of life and […]

GCSE results day 2021 - what next?

It’s been a strange year for GCSE students, particularly those students waiting for GCSE results day this summer. Students have had to battle with lockdowns, changes to exams, and isolation periods throughout the academic year. This, combined with the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, has resulted in many students reconsidering their plans since […]

A rise in adult learners aged 60+

Here at Open Study College (OSC) we’re proud to have a real variety of learners all studying for many different reasons. Which is why we’re pleased to reveal that we’ve seen a 39% increase in enrolments from adult learners aged 60 and over!* There are a number of reasons people typically choose to take up […]

How events student Athina kickstarted her career

“For me, distance learning has changed everything. Open Study College made me realise that you can learn anything and everything at any age and if you work for it, you can make it in life. It shaped me as a person and made me see that everything is possible!” – Athina, 30, Denmark Athina discovered […]

Why Linda chose to study a GCSE later in life

“I am enjoying the course at Open Study College and I’m lucky to have been able to choose, for the first time, what it is I study.” – Linda, 75, Worcestershire Linda lives in a Worcestershire village with her husband Dougie and is currently studying GCSE Psychology at Open Study College. Linda nearly completed this […]

Why Rosanne studied a weight management course

“I received amazing support from my tutor that was invaluable during my time at Open Study College – they provided the help whenever I needed it.” Rosanne, Bromley Rosanne is a self-employed personal trainer and singing teacher and has only recently embarked on this new career path. Rosanne explains: “I was an opera singer up […]

How Madison advanced her career with a health and social care course

“I volunteer during my spare time and also had quite a few other things on my plate, but I knew I needed to obtain this knowledge, and Open Study College enabled me to fit my studies around everything else.” Madison, Buckinghamshire Madison works part-time at an NHS GP surgery as a health care assistant and […]

Life changing scholarships and support for those impacted by COVID

Open Study College's community initiative, The Big Help Out helps over 50 people that had their careers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nutrition student Jamie's distance learning experience

“Tutor support is invaluable when studying via distance learning, my tutor helped me achieve a distinction!” Jamie, 25, Isle of Man Nutrition student Jamie recently completed his first course with Open Study College and achieved a distinction in Nutrition Consultant Level 3. During his studies, Jamie worked at a charity helping children and young people […]

Why choose an online hair and beauty course?

As the UK economy begins its long road to recovery, one industry guaranteed to be booming is hair and beauty. During the last year here at OSC, we have noticed more and more students choosing to study an online hair and beauty course in preparation for the inevitable surge in demand when restrictions are eased. […]

Returning to education: Anneka's story

“I never thought I’d be able to get back into education after a 15-year absence, but OSC gave me the confidence within myself to start learning again.” Anneka, 31 Juggling studying and being a mum Having completed two courses at Open Study College, Anneka enjoys the fact that her studies fit perfectly around her family […]

Learning at work week 2021

Learning at work week 2021 is here, and this year’s theme is ‘made for learning’, which focuses on our capacity to learn and become lifelong learners. As an education provider, this is something we are extremely passionate about and we’ve currently got a number of our own team members studying OSC distance learning courses! The […]

Why retiree student, Marilyn, loves online learning

“I am 70 going on 29 years old. This is my tenth course with Open Study College, and I hope there will be more. To retirees thinking about taking a course online, I would say go for it” Marilyn, 70 In the last seven years, Marilyn has completed ten online courses with Open Study College […]

How to write the perfect CV

Find out how to write the perfect CV with advice from a recruitment expert, including why you need a personal statement, how to list your experience and whether you should include your hobbies and interests.

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