Meet the team

Our Tutors are selected for their ability to make things simple and straight forward for our students. It is important that our students have access to support and advice when required. One of the biggest concerns for students looking to enrol onto a home learning programme is the level of support on offer.

The majority of our courses come with full unlimited support from Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm. Excluding self study courses!

We offer a variety of ways in which our students can correspond with the college. Choose between using the telephone, email, post or even live chat to correspond with us. You can use them all if you want to. 

Tutor details are normally provided inside your study pack or allocated once we receive your first assignment for grading. We aim to provide continual support from the same tutor throughout your course. We don’t like to chop and change tutors. We want you to build a rapport and confidence within your chosen field.

Your tutor will have a wealth of knowledge for you to tap into once you decide to enrol. Never be embarrassed to ask questions. No matter how silly you think it might be, if it’s stopping you progressing please contact us. We really have heard it all before. Most minor questions can be answered by the support team using the live chat button. This will give you an instant response to any question you may have. This is a fantastic tool to use even before enrolling and can help tremendously when researching which course to finally enrol onto.

For each assignment you submit you will receive a written report and feedback via email. Reports can contain helpful hints and tips to help you improve as you progress. We have had tremendous feedback from our students relating to tutor support and guidance and long may this continue.

Meet the tutors and support team:


Student support: Bill has worked within the distance learning industry for over 12 years and has a wide and varied knowledge across most of the subjects offered by the college. If you want good, honest and friendly advice then Bill is always on hand to help as and when required


Senior Advisor:  Anthony brings to the college a wealth of experience in a variety of subjects. A strong background in distance learning which has seen him become a valued member of the team over the last 7 years.


Course Advisor: An invaluable member of our team who has been with the college for over 5 years. Students making an initial enquiry into studying with us could well find themselves speaking to Carol in the first instance. Carol has a wealth of knowledge in all of our subject areas and will always give open and honest advice to any student who decides to call in looking for guidance. 


Course administrator:/Support
Sharon's role is to help administer the thousands of students who enrol with the college each year. Sharons important role within the college ensures that students registrations and course packs are processed and course materials dispatched on time. In addition Sharon is available to offer support to any of our registered students. 


Subjects: Manual bookkeeping

Stephanie knows exactly what is required to complete a home learning course as she was once a student herself. Juggling a family with her studies gives Stephanie the ideal credentials to help and encourage our students. An ICB registered member, with private clients of her own. You’re in safe hands with “our Steph” 


Subjects: Computerised Bookkeeping & Payroll

Nick has a vast knowledge of Sage software of which students can benefit. Just like our bookkeeping tutor Stephanie (Above) Nick is an active member of the ICB and also attracts client of his own. Efficient and professional, Nicks services are invaluable to our students.

Please be assured that whichever tutor you are assigned to you can be assured of a prompt, caring and capable response. The team above are the main bulk of the support team at the UK Open College; however we also have a network of other tutors relating to other subjects. 


Kerry joined the UK Open College support team in the last 3 years and brings with her a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in the childcare and education sector. Students enrolling onto our childcare or learning support courses may well end up corresponding with Kerry as their tutor. A qualified tutor, assessor and verifier Kerry's experience will prove invaluable to many of our future students. A friendly, reliable and caring individual who we hope will be with the college for many years to come. 


As with our other childcare tutor, Sadie is a vastly experienced individual within this sector. A new member to the team Sadie has primarily joined the college to assist and implement quality control procedures for all students registered onto our Health & Social Care & Chidcare and Education related subjects. A qualified tutor, assessor and verifier, Sadie will help ensure our students studies run smoothly. Sadie will ensure all students receive feedback and correspondence from a qualified tutor within a reasonable time as advertised. In addition she will also asseses students of her own in the Health and Social Care Sector. 


A new member of the team, Penny is a qualified assessor and verifier. Penny has joined UK Open College to assist primarily within the Childcare & Education Sector. This demanding sector requires a high level of dedication, understanding & accuracy. Penny fits this role perfectly.


A recent additon to the UK Open College team. Sam shows a very high level of efficiency, management and dedication to her role as a child care assessor. Qualities that are essential when monitoring the progress of our students.