Case Study: Celebrating ten years of success

Based in Birmingham, Open Study College is one of the leading distance learning providers in the UK, offering over 450 courses. So far over 60,000 people have improved their career prospects with an Open Study College course.

NCFE was one of the first Awarding Organisations to work with Open Study College almost ten years ago. Since then, Open Study College and NCFE have worked together to help thousands of learners to achieve qualifications and improve their career prospects. Results have shown that those with an NCFE qualification are 16% more likely to secure a job, therefore it’s no surprise that they are popular learning option for learners at Open Study College.

Open Study College currently offers several NCFE courses, including:

NCFE courses are particularly popular for those who aspire to work in the leisure industry. Open Study College recently received a 5 star rating and the following feedback from an NCFE student, Ms Allport-Lilley: “I am finding this course so interesting and I am so pleased I enrolled with the Open Study College.”

In the last 10 years, Open Study College has put a lot of effort into upholding the reputation of distance learning, working to deliver high quality, flexible learning. Open Study College has worked tirelessly to continuously improve their customer service, so learners can feel confident that they are getting the information and support they need.

Samantha Rutter, Director of Operations at Open Study College has said: “We take pride in our excellent customer service, which is why we spend a lot of time training our staff. It’s normal for our staff to go the extra mile for our students. We do everything we can to help our learners, whatever their situation may be.”

Open Study College are dedicated to providing their learners with the assistance they need to succeed in their studies, and achieve their career goals. With a Trust Pilot score of Excellent, Open Study College’s learners clearly value their courses, customer service and support they receive during their studies.

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Kylie Aldridge
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Kylie Aldridge
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Kylie Aldridge
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Kylie Aldridge
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