Open Study College
As a family established college, we think of everyone as an extended member of our family. Our team, our tutors and most significantly our students. You won’t be alone throughout your learning journey, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way. Everyone’s journey, whatever that may be, is personal, several, exciting and sometimes difficult. We know that we are in the privileged position of being the enablers of positive, life altering change. We are here to do what we can to help people succeed their aims and thrive in life – we are a specialists, a friendly ear, a 24/7 support and a wildly enthusiastic cheerleader! We understand that life is busy, that’s why we offer over 700 courses, all designed to study around your existing work and life commitments. Established by father and daughter Mark and Samantha Rutter, with the assist of other family members, Open Study College has been there for our students since 2007. Mark had decades of experience within the education industry, in particular distance learning. He is passionate about helping people better themselves and felt there could be so much more he could do to assist learners, including offering higher quality courses and tutor support. Together with his daughter, he decided to sacrifice a senior career, sell the family home and put everything into setting up Open Study College. At the beginning, the business was being manage from the little garage of their family home. Mark and Samantha would offer ICB courses and courses from other suppliers to students, and with the support of other family members, pack course materials in their garage to send out to students daily, whilst also balancing other jobs to keep the business going. It was certainly a family effort to get the business off the ground with many of those family members still an important part of the college today. 2009 was a pivotal point within the college, as we started to write and develop our own courses. From then we just grew and grew!