Learning At Work Week 2022 - OSC launch new workplace training initiative

To coincide with Learning at Work Week 2022 (16th – 22nd May 2022), we have announced the launch of our B2B (business-to-business) arm, supporting businesses to upskill and retrain their workforce in an affordable and flexible way. Our B2B solution offers more than 700 knowledge-based courses and accredited qualifications available across a variety of subjects, […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: 69% of young men struggle with mental health

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th to 15th May), Open Study College has found that, in a recent survey of its male students, over two thirds (69 percent) of the 18-30-year-olds polled said they have struggled with their mental health in the last two years. The survey conducted by the distance learning provider also […]

Distance learning can fuel your career

DID YOU KNOW 60% OF OUR STUDENTS TAKE UP DISTANCE LEARNING TO FUEL THEIR CAREER AMBITIONS? To mark National Careers Week (7th to 12th March), we’ve revealed that in a recent survey of current students, 60% said the main reason for studying is specifically to upskill or retrain for a new career path.  As part […]

Team OSC’s Movember success

This year, the team here at OSC chose to fundraise for Movember which takes place throughout the month of November. What does Movember do? In case you aren’t familiar with Movember, the international charity is dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. Did you know, women live on average five years longer than men? […]

How OSC’s CEO adapted her leadership style during the pandemic

Samantha Rutter founded Open Study College (OSC) with her father when she was just 19. Today, Open Study College has grown to become one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers.   Over the last 14 years, Samantha has accumulated experience in all areas of the business, she’s handled everything from enrolments to customer service to course development. This has given […]

Encouraging more men to study

We recently discovered in a nationwide survey that 70% of men haven’t completed any form of education since the age of 30. The research, which polled 2,000 UK males, explored the reasons behind men not wanting to invest further in their education and found that a quarter (24%) admitted to having no drive or motivation […]

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.