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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.

Learning at work week 2021

Student support team On the topic of counselling, Rebecca who heads up our student support team enrolled on Stress Counselling Level 3. Becky says “As a result of the pandemic, a lot of people around me seem to be struggling with different things, whether that’s the loss of a loved one, too much going on, […]

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

Learning from young  So much of what teens know now, they learnt from a young age – two-year-olds today know how to unlock mobile phones, toddlers are iPad obsessed and many kids are hooked on their Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. Did you know that there is an ever-increasing number of jobs that could use these skills and develop these passions?  There are currently jobs available that simply didn’t exist ten years ago. Today, young people can aspire to be artificial intelligence engineers which are […]