If you struggle to find time to study every day at a traditional college, a distance learning course is the ideal solution. With Open Study College, you can fit studying in between work or childcare, and study whenever and wherever you want to, at your own pace. Check out these myth busters and learn about the realities of distance learning.

Myth – The deadlines are too difficult to stick to

Reality – With Open Study College there are no strict assignment deadlines. You could complete your course in as little as 4 weeks or up to 12 months – it’s up to you.

Myth – Their courses hold no value in the workplace

Reality – Open Study College has the seal of approval from the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council. And they only work with independent, recognised awarding bodies, such as such as AAT, CACHE, IAB, Active IQ and CIMA to produce accredited courses and qualifications.

Myth – Their courses won’t improve my career prospects

Reality – Students can choose from their range of over 550 courses including knowledge-based continuing professional development (CPD) courses and employer recognized qualifications. Students are also able to study GCSEs and A Levels with Open Study College, allowing them to progress onto further and higher education, and in the case of A Levels, gain the UCAS points they need for university. A free CV writing service is even available to all successful Open Study College students, to improve their chances of finding a job.

Myth – There is no support available for distance learning students

Reality – Students can get help every step of the way with Open Study College. They have access to an award-winning student support team and their very own dedicated expert tutor, who is always available to provide unlimited support and guidance via email throughout their studies.

Myth – Distance learning students leaning miss out on practical elements

Reality – With Open Study College, anyone can study courses that aren’t typically associated with distance learning. Students can take advantage of a range of beauty courses with practical days, science practicals for A Levels and teaching assistant courses that include placements, to name but a few.

Myth – Studying with Open Study College will be too expensive

Reality – Distance learning isn’t as expensive as you might think. If you can’t afford to pay for your course upfront, Open Study College allows you to spread the cost of your studies by choosing from their selection of monthly payment plans. 

To find out more about how the team at Open Study College could help your career, or if you have any more questions, give them a call on 03300 563100 or visit their website www.openstudycollege.com.