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“I paid for Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course with...”

Written on: 08/10/2021 by Thorntonkl13 (1 review written)

I paid for Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course with Practical Training in September 2020. One year later I am still waiting to get dates for my practical training, they keep telling because of the size of the venue. I can not get a job without the practical training. They are stopping me from earning money. Avoid this college at all cost! The qualification is not even recognised. DO NOT ENROL… Read Full Review

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“Basically.... they offer you "unlimited tuition". But...”

Written on: 14/08/2021 by Paulq16 (1 review written)

Basically.... they offer you "unlimited tuition". But what this boils down to is an email q+a service with someone who doesn't really appear to be qualified. The questions are answered in absolute rock-bottom minimum detail and sometimes the tutors argue with you about issues in the materials they've presented. So really, the "unlimited tuition" point is totally misleading. It's a family company and from what I can tell course content from Udemy and Edexcel syllabus and compiling it into a… Read Full Review

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“Do not sign up with Open study college ”

Written on: 26/08/2020 by oeYoung134 (1 review written)

They are sales people only out for money not a real education Centre. Read the reviews ...not just the good ones The real story is in the bad reviews as ppl You will be dissatisfied and disappointed if you join up with them. I was constantly phoned by the sales team who pushed me into paying for a course o e sales rep called me 15 times in one day Untill I picked up. I felt pushed into the course as I had been considering options but the sales rep are so pushy you can’t hear yourself think !… Read Full Review

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“Poor at best”

Written on: 05/05/2020 by KiannaCoyle74 (1 review written)

They called on time which was good, this is the only thing they got right. The sales team are nice and my salesperson was very good at his job. Unfortunately, the claims of the sales advisor were not backed up with the course or service my daughter received (She is under 18 and i paid hence why i am reviewing) the course itself is nicely printed but once you get inside it is full of errors, then i find out that the courses isnt even recognised. Why anyone would do this course for no… Read Full Review

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“tutor with no clue what they are doing. ”

Written on: 03/01/2020 by Joselynw327 (1 review written)

So I used open study college previously and had a good experience generally speaking, except the tutor could be rude, I did my degree and then wanted to do another course before starting my masters. it should be noted that the referencing for open study is the same as the one I used at university for 3 years and was always told I used referencing very well, my tutor marked me down for 'bad referencing', she told me I'd done it wrong and when I confronted her telling her I was doing it how I was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 07/01/2020

What was the chosen subject?

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“Disappointed ”

Written on: 30/12/2019 by Louie97 (1 review written)

I am studying forensic science level 3 and my course material is full of mistakes and errors and typos that I have to spend time double checking constantly and proof-reading myself. Honestly my tutor is absolutely amazing, if I followed my course material alone I would definitely only have attained a pass at most but currently I am aiming for a merit. What kind of course forces the user to proof read the course material? It’s actually disgusting. I’d only recommend this course because of… Read Full Review

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“WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY”

Written on: 05/12/2019 by 48O'Sullivan (1 review written)

I did Childcare level 3 with open study college but it was a big waste of money. Tutor was really stubborn and arrogant. She failed me in one of the assignments just because she assumed her instructions were not followed without even listening to my part of problem. Somehow I completed the course with this tutor just to waste my time and money as the certification from here has no value in outside world. They are very expensive and have really unhelpful rude arrogant tutors. NOT RECOMMENDED!… Read Full Review

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“Ridiculously short cancellation policy. ”

Written on: 15/10/2019 by jessicawallbank (1 review written)

I signed up with open study college on one of their canine courses. After receiving the course and going though the few tiny 20 page books they sent me, I soon realised that the course wasn't suitable for me and certainly wasn't worth the money I paid for it. I then tried to contact them regarding cancelling the course I paid £329 for but due to my work every time I tried to phone the office was closed. I finally got the chance to speak to someone regarding the matter only to be told I was out… Read Full Review

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“Not bad but not worth it for the money.”

Written on: 20/11/2018

Just a few days ago, I wrote a review for OSC on Trustpilot giving my very honest opinion and I actually originally gave them 3 stars but unfortunately, now I am only giving them 2 because they reported my review (despite giving some positives and some improvements that I have noticed that they could make to improve the student experience). They gave the reason as wanting my review taken down because they thought I was not actually a student studying there as they couldn't find me on the system… Read Full Review

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“Awful unprofessional company ”

Written on: 30/03/2018 by LucianaWells399 (1 review written)

All I can say is if you are looking to get a recognised qualification please do not go with this company. They are awful! Truly awful that I struggle to find the words to explain how bad they are. Their communication is unprofessional and slack. I sent back my course in the required cancellation time and they told me they had not received it. I contacted the Post Office only to find they had received it within the time frame. I sent them all this evidence and still had to take them to small… Read Full Review

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“Awful ”

Written on: 13/11/2017 by O'Neil396 (1 review written)

Having been off work and looking to boost myself into a new career after an injury and low self esteem. Open study college persuaded me to part with a lump sum of money to cover me for L2 and L3 in accountancy. Promising because of my dyslexia I would get extra support from tutors. I struggled along and asked a few questions I had with abrupt responses and when it came to module I was really struggling with I was refused support and then ignored. We have since spoken to the college and they… Read Full Review

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“Do not use”

Written on: 19/10/2017 by Natalia99 (1 review written)

I was advised to go on the wrong course for working in a nursery. After complaining they have told me I should have asked for a refund. It was not until I completed the course and gained a job offer I found out it wasn't valid for nurseries. Beware if you use them and don't get caught out like me… Read Full Review

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“Complete waste of money!”

Written on: 15/10/2017 by Kathybunn (1 review written)

I contacted Open Study College as I saw a course provided for Beauty Therapy. The staff on the phone when I first enquired were so friendly and helpful, but that’s where that stopped! I signed up to the course and paid close on £400 but looking back, really wish I read reviews and looked into them more. I completed my first 2 units as they were general Health & Safety and Customer Service. At first it was a bit daunting as I had no experience working in a beauty environment so my tutor… Read Full Review

Falgo1987's Response to Kathybunn's Review

Written on: 28/01/2020

I am so glad I looked at your review as I was looking into signing up for the beauty course with them . So for that - thank you ! Saved me a lot of money :)

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Written on: 28/01/2020

I am so glad I looked at your review as I was looking into signing up for the beauty course with them . So for that - thank you ! Saved me a lot of money :)

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“Low quality course materials”

Written on: 01/09/2017 by David121H (1 review written)

I don't want to put anyone off pursing their dreams but I did not think the course materials for my 'creative writing' course were of a standard to enable me to go from knowing nothing about the subject to being able to attempt the assignments. This was the equivalent an A-level course but a shortened version. Other courses in other subject areas might well be different. The staff were helpful to a point, to be fair to them. They tried repeatedly to persuade me to give the assignments a go… Read Full Review

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“Awful service, terrible course, no support”

Written on: 11/05/2017 by SSmithy (1 review written)

I enrolled my daughter with this so-called college. When i delved deeper, found out it was not a college but infact a company who in my opinion prey on the vulnerable. Once they had my cash they were no longer interested in assisting or supporting me or my daughter. I called many times and was fobbed off. I was promised a call back from a senior member of staff, who when i did eventually get a call off, she was unprofessional and to be blunt, rude. Not sure why as she seemed to know… Read Full Review

Kcpickles's Response to SSmithy's Review

Written on: 02/07/2020

I didn’t see these reviews I went to trust pilot to leave mine as they seem to have positive reviews there ... u til mine that is

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“Too expensive and poor quality course materials.”

Written on: 02/09/2016 by Knightcn209 (1 review written)

I did Substance Misuse and Drug Awareness course through Open Study College which I purchased at a discounted rate however when receiving my course materials OSC had bought the course from ukdlp (another online education site) who charge half the price!!! Also when carrying out research for my assignments i found large parts of my course materials were plagiarised from other sources on the internet without reference in the materials. The tutor support was good but the person allocated to me… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant course ”

Written on: 22/08/2016 by Kellywalker (1 review written)

I have just completed my photography level 3 with open study college and loved it ... My tutor was so helpful with his words of advise and encouragement ... I would recommend open study college to everyone… Read Full Review

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“Amazing ”

Written on: 15/07/2016 by 1989Coyle (1 review written)

I am still currently studying with open study college. They have been great always quick replies when email customer support and very helpfull. They don't waste any time giving you results would recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service and company ”

Written on: 01/06/2016 by Smeetaylor7 (1 review written)

I completed the NVQ sports massage course over a year, the units were excellent and the feedback and marking was quick and positive. I am yet to receive my certificate but the overall process has been excellent. I was dubious about using an online course site but would highly recommend open study college… Read Full Review

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“Love it.”

Written on: 01/06/2016 by Independentmummy (1 review written)

Very helpful tutor support. Even endless silly questions and they still remain friendly. My only issue is the cover sheet for assignments. It's a bit of a nightmare to download to fill in… Read Full Review

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