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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Returning to education: Anneka's story

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 life, allowing her to learn while her children are at school and nursery. Anneka said: “So far, I have studied two courses and completed both Level 3 Counselling and […]

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 […]