How to study a home learning course

A qualification can be the difference between getting your dream job and staying stuck in an employment rut. Distance learning means you can juggle existing commitments with education, studying at your own pace, from anywhere.

The home of distance learning

At Open Study College you can study towards your recognised course or qualification, without the restrictions of a traditional college.

With a range of courses, qualifications and levels to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect course for you.

Over 100,000 students have enrolled with Open Study College because we are one of the best, most respected home learning colleges in the UK!

Choose a study pack or online course and shape your future today.

Trusted qualifications

All of our qualifications are independently accredited by established awarding organisations to provide courses such as A-Levels, GCSEs, and CACHE. It’s easier to get the job you want when you have an employer recognised qualification.

Each independent awarding body performs detailed, rigorous checks to ensure our courses meets their high standards.

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    How does it work?

    Distance learning simply takes location out of studying your course. You are still able to study a fully recognised and accredited course or qualification without actually having to attend a college.

    Be in charge of your study. This means you can study around your life commitments instead of fitting life around your study. On each course page, you’ll see we detail approximately how many study hours are required for each course, which should help you decide if it is achievable alongside your other commitments. Our courses are designed for adults with busy lives!

    Study from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with our e-learning or choose to study from a course pack.

    Our courses are designed specifically to be studied from home. We have made it easy to study around your busy schedule.

    All you need to do is enrol on your dream course. Once you have received your course materials, you will have access to expert tutor support through email and a dedicated student support team.

    Your personal tutor is there to help you. Contact your tutor whenever you have any questions in relation to your course.

    We understand that everyone learns in different ways and at a different pace, so you study for your course on your own terms. With the exception of a few qualifications such as A Levels, GCSE’s, Access to HE etc., there are no strict deadlines to contend with. Submit your coursework to your tutor in as much or as little time as you need and set your own study rules.

    If you have any questions that we haven’t answered here, take a look at our FAQs page.

    Your next steps

    1. Browse our range of over 700 courses. You don’t need to rush into picking a course, figure out why you want to study and find a course or qualification that will help you achieve this.

    If you are stuck or have any questions, we have knowledgeable and friendly student advisers who will be delighted to help. They have knowledge of each course and can guide you in the right direction of achieving your goals. You can contact them here or if you would prefer, they are available through our live chat.

    2. Enrol online or through a course advisor. Either pay in full or check out one of our flexible payment options that will help you spread the cost of your course.

    3. Once you have access to your course online or received your study pack (whichever you opted for), you can start your learning. Plan your study schedule around your life commitments and goals and contact your tutor through email for support with your course. Our student support team are also available if you have any worries.

    Your future, your way…

    Develop your career

    Why not develop your career and take a course or qualification that will improve your skills or knowledge? These can help you make your way up the career ladder, or get that well deserved promotion you’ve been after! We offer a range of different levels to suit you.

    Change your career

    Stuck in a career rut and bored with your current job? Life is too short to work in a job that’s unfulfilling, so why not change your career? Take a course, gain a new skill or qualification and change your future.

    We offer a FREE CV critique service to our students, to help them get their dream job.

    Go to university

    If you didn’t get the grades the first time around or you hadn’t considered university before but want to progress, you can study our fully accredited A levels. These can earn you those all important UCAS points.

    We also offer a range of GCSE’s including maths and English and functional skills qualifications.

    You can also take a look at our Access to HE courses, which are the equivalent of 3 A levels and act as a direct route into a university course.

    New skills

    Whether its jewellery making or social care, take a course with us and gain brand new skills. Enhance your CV or learn a new hobby.

    Why study with us?

    At Open Study College we are committed to supporting our students achieve. Alongside our courses we also offer exceptional service including a dedicated student support team, knowledgeable course advisors and expert tutors.

    Here are the benefits of studying with us.

    Distance Learning Experts

    We are experts in distance learning with decades of experience and unparalleled support. Find out more about our college.

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