We understand that people learn in different ways. At Open Colleges we offer different modes of delivery, depending on the course.
When a course is delivered online, you’ll access your learning materials and assessments in OpenSpace – our virtual campus. You can also access a range of additional study resource, engage with your Trainers and Assessors and fellow students, upload your assessments, access your grades and find a 'Study Buddy' in OpenSpace.
Online with Work Placement
Some of our courses include a compulsory work placement. This means you’ll complete your knowledge and initial skills development through online learning, and develop your practical skills through a practical work placement. The work placement is an assessable part of your course, and will allow you to gain invaluable workplace experience and professional contacts.
For many of our courses, you have the option to receive your core learning materials, such as student workbooks, in the post. You will still access OpenSpace to upload assessments, contact your Trainer and Assessor and access grades and additional learning resources, such as videos or additional readings –so you’ll still need access to a computer and the internet. But if you’d prefer to learn with hard copy materials, you can choose to do so for many of our courses. There is a small surcharge for students that choose to receive printed materials in the post.
Regardless of the option you choose you can:
- Start your course when it suits you
- Study at home at your own pace
- Be supported by experienced trainers and assessors
- Have access to our extensive Student Support services; and
- Have access to our additional online learning resources through our OpenSpace portal.