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Distance Education

Distance Education

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At Open Colleges, we understand that you have a busy life. For many, distance learning offers the perfect opportunity to study while continuing with your current job. When you choose to study by correspondence or distance education, you can elect a timeframe that's suitable to your needs, completing your course as quickly or as slowly as your choose.

Distance education courses are flexible and convenient and offer the same high quality education and training that you would expect from a traditional learning experience. If you are looking to advance your personal or professional knowledge with a course in a subject of interest to you, distance learning courses are a great way to acquire a recognised qualification in a number of fields.

It’s so simple: choose your course from over 150 areas of study for all levels of experience, enrol online or on the phone and receive your distance education course materials, either online or in the post. Instructions for study are clearly laid out in easy-to-follow modules and your study materials (including textbooks) are all included.

Then all you need to do is complete and submit your assignments online via OpenSpace or through the post. If you get stuck or need extra support, you can access help, support and feedback during your distance learning program from one of our Student Service team members, or your tutor. 

Some of our distance learning courses are offered on behalf of one of our partner organisations. More information about the delivery arrangements for each course can be found on the course pages below.

Interior Design

Trades & Horticulture

Writing & Communications



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