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Home Learning Courses

Posted by : October 28, 2021 admin


Home learning courses eliminate any worries about traveling or rearranging your schedule. You can study from the comfort of your own home (or indeed anywhere with an internet connection), at a time that suits you.

Cambridge Open College, one of the UK’s most innovative and progressive online learning establishments, has over 200 online courses for you to choose from, written by respected subject matter experts.

Whether you’re passionate about Health and Social Care, want to learn about Childcare, or even study Astronomy just for fun, we can help you get to where you want to be. Our home learning courses are suitable for study by adults and school leavers (post-16) of all abilities.

Cambridge Open College offers a wide variety of home learning courses to help you broaden your existing knowledge or take the next step on your career path. Each course can be studied entirely online through a secure VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), making interaction with the college, your tutor, support staff or even others on your course ‘push-button simple’. While you might be studying on your own, you don’t need to be ‘alone.

You can choose to pay for your home learning course in full-on enrolment to save money or take advantage of our monthly installment plan. Once you’ve completed your studies, you’ll receive a certificate that you can show to future employers.

Many of our courses are also registered on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), so are nationally recognised too.

Take a look through our range of home learning qualification courses now to find your perfect next step –

Don’t delay – enroll today.

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Home Study Courses

Posted by : October 26, 2021 admin


Home study courses have many advantages over those provided by traditional face-to-face tuition at physical ‘bricks and mortar’ establishments. The quality of home study courses is high if delivered by credible institutions such as Cambridge Open College (, regarded as leaders in the sector here in UK.

Quality home study courses are considered as good as those delivered in a more formal, and the resulting qualifications awarded after studying are just as valid, whether they are nationally recognised and registered on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) or endorsed by an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation such as Focus Awards.

With home study courses you gain your qualification without needing to give up work or incurring student debt. You can study at home, the local library, your favourite café, or coffee shop, while commuting (as long as you’re not driving!), or from anywhere with an internet connection. All you need is a smart phone, laptop, or tablet with which you can access course materials through a secure online delivery system such as that provided by Cambridge Open College. Study flexibly in your own time, at your own pace, 24/7/365.

Cambridge Open College offers a wide range of home study courses to learners in the UK, and because of the innovative online VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) they provide, overseas students are also welcomed. Your Tutor and support staff are available through this portal during business hours, and peer support through the active, vibrant student community forums can be accessed anytime.

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Online Beauty Courses UK

Posted by : October 21, 2021 admin


Beauty courses can be taken in hairdressing, makeup and other aspects of personal grooming such as hair removal (depilation), or even creating henna tattoos. They are taught in some schools, alongside other practical ‘lifestyle’ projects, usually as part of another subject.

Beauty courses are also available in post-16 education studies at various colleges around the country, and through online providers such as Cambridge Open College, a leading UK distance learning institution. They are also available as part of an apprenticeship.

Self-awareness, particularly amongst younger people, has enabled a rapid growth of the beauty industry, and more widespread demand for treatments and products that were previously much more gender specific. The beauty sector no longer caters exclusively for women, which was overwhelmingly the case just a few short years ago.

With that exponential growth has come a much-increased need for beauty courses and less generalised training. Males have entered the space, for example, which has given rise for new and different treatments, and some specific products, such as those related to nails and hand beauty, now have their own ‘salons’ on the high street. Not only has the beauty sector exploded, the need for new and more adventurous products has become a huge market and business opportunity.

The education and training sector has been playing ‘catch-up’ as a result, and the number of individual beauty courses, training and qualifications in new subjects and specialisms has increased to meet the demand. ‘Market-led’ in every sense of the phrase.

Online or distance learning beauty courses are a very welcome and convenient option for many. They can be studied from home, are flexible enough to be fitted around work and family commitments, and – unlike courses at traditional offline establishments – can be completed from anywhere with an internet connection. And they cost much less.

Cambridge Open College is currently expanding its range of online beauty courses, which already includes Beauty Therapy, Makeup Application, and Indian Head Massage, all at Level 3, with many more to come.

Why not check them out now? Go to to find out more…

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Design And Technology Courses

Posted by : October 15, 2021 admin


Remember when woodwork and metalwork were taught in schools?

Great, practical subjects that supported career choices further downstream (construction, cabinet making, furniture design etc), but more importantly a period when boys (the male of the species; he/him) ‘could be boys’! They could get their grubby little hands (boys were allegedly always smelly and dirty back then) on tools and stuff and actually make something nominally useful in school time. Brilliant!

Of course, in today’s ‘gender neutral’ world, embracing inclusivity and diversity principles, such classes would be just as likely to include girls. Conversely, the practical subjects enjoyed primarily by females (girls; she/her) in ‘days of yore’ such as cooking and sewing (or ‘domestic science’) would probably be of interest to males now.

These subjects all now come under the umbrella of ‘design and technology’ in the 21st century curriculum, which description also includes ICT (Information and Communications Technology) – or ‘computer science’ – and are available to members of both sexes and ‘gender assignment’.

Beyond school, a huge demand now exists for design and technology courses for adult learners (post-16), as digital design tools and softwares, such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator, and 3-D Modelling become ever more integrated into the world of work.

Indeed, it seems nothing of any value can be designed manually anymore, not least because these designs and technologies make conceptualisation so much easier and faster for non-designers. Paper and ink (or more usually graph paper and pencil) are disappearing from the design desks, now populated with a PC or Mac, a big screen and a 3-D printer…

Additionally, once crystallised, those concepts can quickly be distributed digitally across continents within seconds to manufacturers and workshops to produce a working model within hours. This process would previously have (potentially) taken weeks or months.

Nevertheless, many practical subjects of interest to people from a wide range of age groups and backgrounds are still in huge demand. Design and technology courses in Digital Photography, Living Space Planning, and Interior Design, for example, literally ‘fly off the (digital) shelves’ at Cambridge Open College. Emerging design and technology course subjects in more specialised areas such as sports equipment design, software engineering and application design are already established.

Design and technology courses are available for study online or by distance learning, which provides a much more convenient, flexible and affordable education pathway.

Cambridge Open College’s rapidly expanding Design and Technology Courses range already includes the subjects mentioned, their qualification development team are hard at work to produce more. Go to to see what’s on offer…

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Health And Social Care Courses

Posted by : October 12, 2021 admin

The Health and Social Care sector is a booming sector in the UK, not least because it’s part of the fabric of the UK health system generally. Not for nothing is it the envy of the world, with the NHS (National Health Service) dominating the professional landscape in the medical field, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) looking after most of the non-medical institutions such as residential homes and nursing homes for the elderly or infirm.

Specialised areas such as Mental Health (a massive sector in its own right) have some crossover and that is reflected in the diversity of disciplines and range of practitioners operating within them.

Health and Social Care courses necessarily share that diversity and range. Cambridge Open College, a leading provider in the sector, is proud of its contribution. Health and Social Care courses are available right across the spectrum, from a Level 3 in Health and Social Care to a Level Management and Leadership in Care, and a Level 3 in Diet and Nutrition to a Level 4 in Counselling Children.

Cambridge Open College’s wide and varied Health and Social Care Courses are endorsed by Focus Awards, and Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation, under their FQP (Focus on Quality Provision) Scheme. They are ideal for practitioners who need to demonstrate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for their respective professional membership organisations to remain ‘current’ in their chosen specialism.

The Health and Social Care courses provided by Cambridge are also ideal preparation for anyone wanting to move into the sector, change careers, or increase their competence.

By their nature, Health and Social Care courses are of interest to a broad cross-section of learners just for interest or to develop skills and disciplines to improve their parenting or care of an elderly relative, for example.

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Design And Technology Courses

Posted by : October 11, 2021 admin


Once upon a time, Design and Technology Courses were primarily in practical subjects taught in schools, such as woodwork, metalwork and a little more recently computing (now called ICT; Information and Communications Technology).

Today, with the rapidly increasing prevalence of digital design tools and software, such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator, and even 3-D Modelling, much design and technology subject matter has become more conceptual.

However, many practical subjects of interest to people from a wide range of age groups and backgrounds are still in huge demand. Examples include Digital Photography, Garden Design, Interior Design, and more specialised areas such as architecture (including floor planning and space design), aviation and marine.

Design and technology courses are available for study in almost all educational institutions at many levels. While University degree courses are necessary for higher-level career choices in those more specialised areas, most of the skills and knowledge required for the more practical applications listed above can be obtained through online or distance learning. Cheaper and more convenient for many.

Cambridge Open College is expanding its Design and Technology Courses range, which already includes Digital Photography, Garden Design, and Interior Design.

More design and technology courses are currently with the qualification development team. Why not check them out now? Go to to find out more…

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