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Distance Learning Courses from Oxford Open Learning

 With 20 years of experience providing high quality home study options, we pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading GCSE, IGCSE and A level distance learning course specialists.

We are dedicated to helping you achieve your learning goals at a time and place that suits you. Whether you describe our courses as home study or distance learning, it all equates to the same thing – high quality, comprehensive and flexible study materials that can be accessed any time, anywhere.

Our courses start with a phone call to one of our Student Advisers, who will be able to offer you their professional advice and support in choosing a course and providing you with details of what you can expect. If you are thinking about enrolling on one of our home study courses, call us today on 0800 9 75 75 75. Our friendly and professional team will be happy to help you with any queries you may have.

After you have enrolled on your chosen course, you will be tutored by a fully qualified subject specialist teacher. The majority of our tutors hold either a B.Ed or PGCE and all have UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), so you can rest assured that your education is in safe hands.

Nearly all Oxford Open Learning courses are linked to nationally recognised qualifications, helping you to demonstrate your academic achievements when moving on to higher education, applying for a new job or promotion.

Whatever your learning requirements, we are here to help.


... with the help of OOL and my excellent tutor, I was able to complete the course on time, and received offers from five leading universities

Danielle Dalley (Weymouth), English Literature AS and A2 level

Our Courses...

GCSE Distance Learning Courses

Many people who aspire to a new career need the flexibility of distance learning courses so they can pass the exams required. Teaching, Nursing and Policing are all examples of careers which require a minimum level of GCSEs.

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IGCSE Home Study Courses

IGCSE is widely recognized by higher education institutions and employers around the world. It is equivalent, grade for grade, to GCSE. IGCSEs involve 100% assessment by examination (i.e. no coursework).

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A level Distance Learning Courses

Oxford Open Learning offers a wide range of A level courses. These are still the gold standard of the English examination system. They are highly rated by employers and are required for most university degree courses.

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Skills for Learning

If you haven’t studied for a while, it’s a great idea to refresh your study skills. Whether you need to brush up on your basic English and Maths or develop new study skills, the courses in this section can set you on track.

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Online Distance Learning and Home Study

Our list of online distance learning courses is expanding ... if your preference is to study for GCSEs and IGCSEs online, and can access our courses on your laptop, notebook or phone, then check out what's new at Oxford Online Learning.

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Why not speak to, or email, one of our experienced Student Advisers.

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Increasing numbers of parents are deciding to take control of their children’s home education, and provide home schooling.
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