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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 […]

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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

Our 100,000 student milestone and office expansion

Distance learning provider, Open Study College invests in a second office after 100,000th student milestone!

OSC shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Open Study College has been shortlisted for Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious Tes FE Awards 2021. The Tes FE Awards celebrates the achievements of institutions and individuals across the further education community, recognising the hard work and success of FE colleges, providers, and educators. Tes Head […]

Closing the digital skills gap

It’s been recently reported that the UK is heading towards a ‘digital skills shortage disaster’, which could also delay our economic recovery from COVID-19.  This means that there is a huge demand for employees with digital skills, however, many employers are struggling to find people with the skills they need, and a recent report shows that it begins at school.  The tech and IT industry   The Learning & Work Institute has found that the number of […]

We've launched online tech courses for kids

We’re thrilled to announce that we have launched a range of new tech-focussed online courses specifically designed for children aged nine to 17.   Our new courses cover topics such as game design, coding, digital design and music production. From engaging starter courses to get younger children aged 9-12 to create and make, to senior courses for the more advanced from […]

Our CEO Samantha is named among UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leaders

We're delighted to announce that our CEO, Samantha Rutter, has been named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2020, by leading private equity firm LDC.

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