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Your dedicated tutor will guide you. study from the comfort of your own home and have the reassurance of knowing that if you need help. Learning is interesting. work at your own pace. a free NUS Extra student discount card. that’s why you can treat yourself to special offers and discounts at major high street chains with your free NUS Extra card! Once your course is successfully completed. It’s home learning with a difference. I look forward to hearing from you soon. allowing you to progress. Over 15. Home learning is a fun and rewarding way to gain extra qualifications without disrupting your lifestyle or breaking the bank.Dear Student. You can enrol at any time. that’s why we only work with tutors that care. Most of our courses are entirely assignment based. We believe that a college should be so much more than just a course. That’s why we encourage the full college experience with qualifications that count. we’ll polish and perfect your CV to help you get the job that you want. Submitting your assignments is easy. Please check individual course pages on our website for details). tutors that care. support you and help you achieve the success you deserve. speak to a student advisor for free (UK only) by phoning us now on 0800 970 9131. our experts will polish and perfect your CV. and maximise your potential for future employment. we’re with you every step of the way. and we want to ensure that you have the support and tools needed to gain the qualification that can change your career. you can call or email your own dedicated personal tutor who wants you to succeed. but learning from home with Open Study College allows you to live your life and study at times that suit you. so if you have any questions about our courses. and when you finish your course. What is home learning and how does it work? Many students want to know how they can learn from home and how it fits into their life. “I have the skills to succeed!” Our students are our priority. Our independent. with only a handful requiring you to sit an examination (including GCSEs and A-Levels. From the moment you enrol. Studying at a traditional college can leave you struggling to fit your life around your college timetable.000 students have enrolled with Open Study College and we would love to speak to you. So how are we different from other home learning colleges? We provide an exceptional home learning experience and a unique course package that can help you change career. but everyone needs a break every now and then. accredited awards give a clear message to employers. Samantha Rutter Academic Director 3 . No other distance learning college offers this tailor-made package. for free. to applying for jobs. just email or post your work to your tutor who will mark it and answer any of your questions.

A-Levels. Our tutors are dedicated and enthusiastic about passing on their knowledge to all of our students. Each tutor has varied expertise. they are also academically-recognised to allow successful students to apply for further education courses or training. Our independently accredited awards will add value to your CV. Open up a world of employment opportunity and stand out from other job applicants.com .Qualifications that count At Open Study College we offer over 160 certified courses. without having to leave your home.openstudycollege. Your personal tutor will deliver invaluable support and guidance. Tutors that care We provide unrivalled support for every student. and is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Prove to potential employers that you have the skills they are looking for or prove to your current employer that you are committed to developing your role. with qualifications including GCSEs. Your tutor will mark and evaluate your work via post or email. and NVQ. providing valuable knowledge and experience for each course. giving you the feedback you need to progress. Most of our courses require little or no previous subject knowledge so are ideal for beginners and professionals alike. Your tutor will be with you every step of the way! 4 www. You can discuss your options with one of our friendly course advisors on freephone (UK only) 0800 970 9131. Not only are our courses industry-recognised. Contact your tutor by phone or email and you will receive an answer as soon as possible. BTEC.

Your home study pack You will receive an Open Study College pack containing all the materials you need for your course*. Ensure that your achievements are presented to the highest standard. • • • • • • • • Study guide Comprehensive study notes Self-assessment activities Assignments Folder Envelopes Pen and paper Free study bag You will also receive additional material such as a calculator. *Some courses will differ and you will be advised of these procedures on the course page.rent 2 movies for £5 .com 16-25 Railcard AA Halfords .10% online discount .5% discount .10% discount . This exclusive card is free for all new students*. Our favourite offers include.10% discount .(various) .40% discount • • • • • • • Cinema New Look Blockbuster Play. Complete the student experience with your free NUS Extra Card! Get the job you want We’ll polish and perfect your CV! When you successfully complete your course you will have access to our expert CV writing service.10% discount .10% discount .10% discount * Your NUS Extra card will be available once the course has been paid for and has no remaining balance.10% discount . • • • • • • • Superdrug Office La Senza Topshop and Topman Matalan Ben Sherman Nicky Clarke salons .10% discount . Impress potential employers with a powerful and professional CV! Any Questions? Call us on 0800 970 9131 5 . DVD and software where applicable. Don’t waste your hard work by applying for a job with a CV that is less than perfect.half price lessons . Free NUS Extra Card Enjoy exclusive student offers with your free NUS extra card! You will be entitled to a wide range of online and high street discounts from cinema tickets to fashion.10% discount . Our specialist will rewrite your CV and maximise your appeal to potential employers.

Now I have a job I love and the skills I need to progress even further in my career. As soon as I started applying for jobs. but it was comforting to know she was there if I did get stuck. If there was ever anything I was unsure of. The friendly Student Advisor explained everything to me so that I completely understood how it worked. in time for the school in-take for September. I didn’t know much about learning from home but the whole process seemed like it had been made for me! I enrolled over the phone for the Teaching Assistant Level 2 course.. Birmingham Nail Technician Level 2 Cathy Winston. It was easy to study once the kids had gone to bed and I didn’t get stressed or flustered once. “ ” This was a great experience with support from my tutor to a brand new CV that really worked for me! I was able to work through the coursework at my own pace without getting stressed or flustered. I didn’t have to rely on her very often.. I was surprised that a home learning course could teach me so much. I wanted to build a better life for myself and my children. My course materials arrived within a few days and I was really impressed with what was included. Leeds Business Marketing Level 2 Belinda Edwards.com . I drew up my own time-table and aimed to study for about five or six hours a week. I was also really pleased with my tutor’s support. my tutor would be right at the end of a phone to help out. Not many people can say they love their job. My job is incredible and I feel extremely lucky to be working in a role that I really enjoy.Testimonials “ An extra qualification was just what I needed to stand out from the crowd. the interviews came rolling in. but I definitely can! You can watch Anna’s short video on our website. I am now working as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior and infants’ school. I knew I would need to get a proper qualification but family and work commitments made it difficult for me to know where to start. “ ” It’s a great way to add to your CV without disrupting your life and the course advisors were great at helping me choose the right course. she was great! I loved being able to study when I could and arrange my course around other commitments. I had 12 months to complete the course but I had finished within about 9 months.. “ I enrolled with Open Study College in 2008 and I am amazed at what I have achieved! As a busy mother with a job that was going nowhere. Luckily I came across the Open Study College on the internet and was amazed at how straight forward they made everything seem. Edinburgh Social Work with Children & Families Level 4 Anna Cross tells us her story..openstudycollege. ” Nathan Willis. without ‘lessons’. ” 6 www.

Some of our courses will have a study time that will be more than enough time for completion. They will advise and guide you when you require support throughout the course. the A-Level and . You will however be required to take any examinations within the UK. Is there a required reading list? Most of our courses do not require you to study from any textbooks.GCSE courses will also require you to sit an exam in order to complete the qualification.Frequently Asked Questions Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: What skills are needed to enrol on a course? Most of our courses require little or no previous knowledge so are ideal for complete beginners. How do I get my work assessed? Every student is issued with envelopes in order to return your completed work to us. You will have the option to pay in full or by spreading the cost through instalments. pencil. What do I do if I still have questions? For further information please contact us . What do I do if I need help? You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be contactable by phone or email. However. assignments. If you choose to receive course materials online then you will submit work to your tutor via email. home learning has no term dates and is designed to be completely flexible for each student. When will I receive my course materials? Online students will receive course materials within 48 hours. Our overseas students often prefer the online study option as it is a faster and more convenient way to get work assessed. but it will usually be less. This will allow you to work at your own pace. enabling you to enjoy offers and discounts from various high street stores. The Sage and ICB courses have an online examination which is taken at home. course information. including study book(s).see our details on the following page. What if I live outside the UK? You are still able to study for any of the Open Study College courses. folder. What is included in the cost of my course? Most of our courses include a quality record bag containing all the materials you need for your course. All other students will receive their course materials within 10 working days. Any More Questions? Call us on 0800 970 9131 7 Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: . the GCSE and A-Level courses will generally list compulsory or recommended textbooks which can be purchased from any good book store or directly from us. Do I have to sit an exam? Our courses are designed to be assessed through coursework which will be marked by your tutor and sent to you via post or email. without any strict deadlines. Please note: This does not apply to online studies. pen. cinemas and travel services. DVDs or a calculator. When do the courses start? Unlike regular colleges and learning institutions. What other benefits will I receive? On completion of your course you will be able to have your CV written by our experts to maximise your prospects to potential employers. However. Once we receive your coursework we will mark it and return it to you. They will assess your work and help you improve your skills. Please note: This does not apply to students using an online study method. restaurants. You can choose when you wish to start your course and can study at your own pace. What do I do if I want to cancel my course? We offer a seven day money back guarantee. ring binder. As soon as you receive your materials you may start your course. What other benefits will I receive? Students will be entitled to a free NUS Extra card. How do I pay for my course? Payment is easy! You can pay online through a secure checkout or over the phone. Is there a time limit for completion of a course? Most of our courses have no time limit for completion. If you wish to cancel your course please return all course material to us within seven days and we will give you a full refund. papers and envelopes! Some courses will also provide extra tools such as Sage software.

Course subjects A-Levels Anatomy and Physiology Animal Care Aromatherapy Beauty Therapy Bookkeeping and Sage Business Care Child Care Computing and I.com info@openstudycollege.com 9am-8pm Monday to Thursday 9am-6pm Friday 8 .openstudycollege.T. Construction Criminology and Investigation Electrical Event Management Fashion Design Fitness Foot Health Gardening and Horticulture GCSEs Health and Safety Health and Social Care Interior Design Journalism and Writing Language Law and Politics Make-Up Massage and Physiotherapy Mathematics and Numeracy Mortgage Advisor Nail Technician Nutrition Photography Psychology and Counselling Reflexology Teaching Assistant Travel and Tourism Call now to speak to an advisor on 0800 970 9131 Contact us Open Study College 6140 Knight’s Court Birmingham Business Park Solihull Parkway B37 7WY Freephone: Fax: Web: Email: Opening hours: 0800 970 9131 08444 15 78 77 www.

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