We provide open access to education. Excellent student support and flexible entry requirements means that we welcome students from diverse backgrounds

Accessibility

Online learning can appear daunting and complicated– with over 100 years of distance learning experience, we aim to take the complexity out of studying online

Simplicity

Fit your study at Open Colleges around other commitments. No timetables, no set class times, no assignment due dates. You can enrol online any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

Flexibility

Our learners can enrol 24/7, 365 days of the year. There are no set schedules or timetables and students can fit study around their lifestyle

Affordability

InformED: Our Learning and Ideas Hub

How To Bring the Joy Back Into Learning

Last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was publicly accused of “killing students’ joy for learning.” The OECD publishes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is an assessment that allows educational performances to be examined on a common measure across 34 countries. A letter signed...The post […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 25, 2015

InformED: Our Learning and Ideas Hub

How to Win a Nobel Prize, According To a Nobel Prize Winner – And What It Has To Do With Learning

Not everyone is destined to win a Nobel Prize, but a close examination of past winners’ practices suggests we all have control over the way we approach learning and discovery. In 1986, esteemed mathemetician and computer scientist Richard Hamming delivered a talk to his former Bell Labs colleagues called “You...The post How to Win a Nobel Prize, According To […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 24, 2015

InformED: Our Learning and Ideas Hub

Why Straight-A Students Haven’t Learned As Much As You Think

The moment I received my college diploma, I knew I was going to enter the workforce remembering at best a third of what I’d learned. Nearly everthing I’d read or heard about Existentialism, British Imperialism, and Japanese wood block prints would slip from my memory and flutter away with every...The post Why Straight-A Students Haven’t Learned As Much As Yo […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 19, 2015

InformED: Our Learning and Ideas Hub

The Ultimate Lesson: Teaching Your Students to Be Resourceful

When we think of resourceful people, we tend to look to the past, picturing our parents and grandparents building rich lives with what little they had at hand. But resourcefulness has become an important quality once again, something we need to instill in younger generations. With so many luxuries in...The post The Ultimate Lesson: Teaching Your Students to […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 17, 2015

InformED: Our Learning and Ideas Hub

Here’s What Learners Have to Say About Student Engagement

Considering how obsessed we are with student engagement, you’d think we would have stopped to ask the students themselves what they think of it all. Unfortunately, there is precious little research devoted to student views on engagement. Maybe this has been our first misstep. Student engagement is about increasing achievement,...The post Here’s What Learners […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 11, 2015

Latest News

  • Open Colleges has recently launched three innovative new courses.

    Read More
  • It’s been a big month for the fashion design students at Open Colleges

    Read More
Start your journey to a better lifeplay videoimage description
Open Colleges has been fantastic… It has given me the vital skills to be more relevant in the workplace. Chris Pitt, Open Colleges Student
At Open Colleges we are passionate about making a real difference to the lives and prospects of our learners. Open Colleges is all about opening the door to new opportunites Mark Rohald, Joint CEO & Co-Founder
Open Colleges Group recognised in the following awards: