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Jon's next challenge after retiring from the police

“If you feel like you want to study, don’t hesitate to just do it. Time moves so quickly and the benefits of starting a new career could be huge!”  Jon, 52, Winchester    A retired police officer looking for his next challenge and to embark on a new career, Jon, is currently studying a Level […]

Work Life Week - are we living to work, or working to live?

The average UK employee will spend around 85,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that’s just under ten years*! Globally this number is on the rise, so it’s no surprise that having a healthy work life balance is becoming essential to employed people and their employers – perhaps even more so for those with […]

How flexible learning is helping Jasmine's career

“Distance learning allowed me to work flexibly around my work and social schedule and the outcome of knowing you achieved something independently is highly rewarding.” Jasmine, 24, Oxfordshire Having just completed her first course with Open Study College, Jasmine recommends a flexible learning route to those considering studying with OSC, describing it as highly rewarding, […]

How distance learning helps Abbie's mental health

“What I enjoy most about distance learning is that I am able to carry on studying something I enjoy whilst I can’t go to college. I really enjoyed the course and found the OSC team very supportive so I’m hoping to do another course soon.”  Abbie, 20, North Devon  Abbie is well on her way […]

Our new recruitment division

We’re proud to announce the launch of ‘OSC Recruitment’, a subdivision dedicated to enhancing our offering for our learners and job seekers further afield too. Headed up by specialist recruitment consultant Jak Whitehouse, Assoc. CIPD MREC, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, our new division will focus on sourcing and placing […]

Celebrating our A Level students

We are proud to be celebrating another year of top marks with an outstanding set of results as 94% of our students who studied distance learning A Level courses passed the qualification. After weeks of nervous anticipation for results day some of our successful students include Dan who achieved an A* in History and Kinley […]

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 […]