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Our students are our focus...You drive everything we do.

From the way we develop and design our courses, to the recruitment and training of our academic staff, and the development of our administrative staff, everything is focused on giving you – our students – the most fulfilling learning journey you’ve ever had.

This is our sole mission in life.

The Senior Steering Committee of the College is made up of committed, enthusiastic professionals from a diversity of backgrounds. This mix of highly qualified academics, commercial managers, and experienced teachers and trainers, enables us to shape the way we deliver our services to our clients.

Between us we have more than 85 years of highly relevant and finely tuned expertise in adult education and training across a wide range of sectors.

Add this experience and competence to our core values of honesty, transparency and service, and you realise what we are about.

Our motto is “OrnamentumLoginquitasEruditio” which translates to “distinction in distance learning”. We mean it! We also strive to maintain that focus.

Many of our students enrol as a result of a recommendation or by word of mouth from friends and colleagues: see testimonies. We also supply courses to county councils and numerous independent centres around the UK. If however, you have not come across us until now we hope you will read on and choose

Cambridge Open College as your first class Learning Provider.

Sometimes it can be much better to talk to someone so please remember our phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Our course advisors are friendly and helpful and are never paid commission if you decide to enrol.

Our total focus is to help our students achieve the qualification they need to progress in their chosen career. We do everything we can to ensure each and every student has our full support. To start with, our students have full access to the Tutor Department if they require assistance with their course work.

As a student, you can phone our student support line between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email at any time.

The Tutor Department is open all year round, particularly during the Summer holidays when most other colleges close. This outstanding Tutor Support is probably unrivalled by any other home study college

Cambridge Open College has been providing distance learning, home study, open learning and correspondence courses since 2006.

The College’s founders have more than 25 years combined expertise in education generally, and distance learning (also known as home study) in particular. Few distance-learning establishments have more experience at a “hands on” level; we’ve all been tutors and assessors in the sector for many years.

Heavy investment in state-of-the-art technology has typified the College’s development, particularly in its more recent history. Our systems are second to none, and make your learning experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

The College provides more than 120 courses across 5 faculties, successful completion of which result in nationally recognised qualifications listed on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF), or certification for specialist bespoke (unregulated) qualifications. Most are endorsed or accredited by some of the UK’s most prolific Awarding Organisations.

The college’s students come from all walks of life, and undertake the courses for a wide range of reasons, including career enhancement, continuous professional development (CPD), and studying purely for fun to expand their existing knowledge of a hobby or stimulating subject.

We exist because of our students. You are the most important resource we have. If you want to study a course we don’t currently have, let us know. We are always looking for more to satisfy our growing alumni.


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Cambridge Open College

Farfield Park



S62 5 DB

Telephone number is  0843 886 0310