About us


On occasion we are asked by perspective students about our background and how and where we started. To put things simply, students want to know more about us before they decide whether to select us as their distance learning provider. And who can blame them! 

The initial idea of setting up UK Open College was the brain child of our director Bill Nicholls. After many years of working within education and in particular the distance learning sector Bill gained a thorough understanding of exactly what students were looking for when embarking on their home study journey. After years of speaking and dealing direct with distance learning students it was soon established exactly what it was that students required. 

The main three factors were to offer the opportunity to study anywhere, anytime, offer true flexibility and to ensure any offering was affordable to the majority of students. After all there is no point in providing all of this if it was then unaffordable. These three factors soon became the morals and ethics of the whole company.

Opportunity - Flexibilty - Affordability 

With all this knowledge and information, armed with his findings Bill then set up the UK Open College. Since its incarnation in 2006 the college has gone from strength to strength. With a slow but sure approach we have built up a fantastic reputation for value and service without comprimising on the quality we offer. We have now firmly established ourselves as one of the most respected home study providers in the UK and abroad. 

Based in Birmingham in the West Midlands sees us centrally located within the UK to serve students on a national scale. The way home study and distance learning works and with the development of new technologies students are able to access their courses from anywhere at anytime. 

Througout the last few years our portfolio of courses has steadily grown and developed. Some of the most recognised qualifications from the most respected awarding bodies are available in a variey of subjects. Again quality courses leading to highly recognised qualifications both here in the UK and indeed across the world. 

UK Open Colllege are approved and accredited by various organisations and bodies to offer home study qualifications a list of which can be viewed by visiting our qualifications page. Our full contact & company details can also be seen on our contact us page. Hopefully this gives students a better understanding of who we are and what our aim is, however if you require further clarification then why not give us a call prior to enrolling? We are happy to help as and where possible.