Distance Learning Courses - Why us?

Distance learning Courses are now seen as the ideal way of learning a new subject. Whether you are studying for a career, a promotion or purely a general interest, distance learning fits in nicely to even the busiest of routines.

The process of distance learning could not be simpler. Once you have found the distance learning course you would like to study simply process your details and payment online or by calling our office on 0121 730 1177. Once we receive your details we you will receive your course study pack via the post within seven days. If you have enrolled onto one of our e learning courses it can take up to 5 days to receive your access code and password. This will be issued via email.

Students can then commence their studies to suit their own circumstances. Most courses contain a series of assignments which will be required to be submitted via email or post. This gives our tutors the opportunity to assess your progress step by step. All assignments will be graded and a report is issued containing any suggestions for improvement as and when required.
 


Flexibility

Attending college is no longer the preferred study option for many students. The flexibility that distance learning brings allows even the busiest of students to learn a new skill.

Students can study from home as much or as little as they want at a pace which suits them personally. Every student’s commitments and circumstances are different which makes home learning the ideal solution.

Students can enrol at anytime of the year and not have to worry about enrolling ready to commence at the start of the academic year. There are no set term times or any deadlines to meet. You can enroll whenever you feel ready. There is no pressure at all.
 


Entry requirements

Most of our distance learning courses require no previous skills or knowledge to enroll. You do not have to complete an entrance exam or have previous qualifications. This makes learning accessible to all.

Over 70% of our students have not studied since leaving school and by their own admission feel apprehensive and admit confidence is low. You really can study whatever your background or circumstances.

The average age of our students is 36. Our oldest student was 74. It is a myth that you have to be between 16-18 years of age to commence a study programme.



Choice

We believe we have one of the largest selections of distance learning courses available and are continually looking to add courses we feel will be of value to existing and potential students.

We currently have over 100 distance learning courses to choose from, the majority leading to fully recognised awards and qualifications.
 


Availability

Our home study courses are available to students all over the world, enrolment is available to all and it is not necessary to be a UK resident. Almost twenty percent of our students are studying from outside the UK. As long as you have Internet access or are willing to post in your course work for assessment then there really is no barrier. Most of the courses are in stock and dispatched within 72 hours of enrolment.



Learn while you earn

A major advantage to home learning is the flexibility of being able to study around your work and family commitments. Many students who have expressed an interest in learning through their local college found the constraints and starting dates difficult to manage. Combined with the difficult task of taking time off work or arranging travel and childcare they are unable to attend their course. Home learning courses eliminate all of these problems. Carry on earning while you are learning.
 



Unlimited support

It is important that our students have support and guidance throughout their studies. All of our home study courses come with unlimited email or postal support (excluding self study courses). No matter how small the problem is we recognise that students like need to be able to ask questions as and when necessary. Students are never alone own when they choose the UK Open College as their learning provider.
 



Home Study Course packs

Our home learning course packs come complete with all the materials required. All of our materials are fully accredited and approved by the appropriate governing bodies.