The St Helena Community College (SHCC) has established a partnership with the Open University. The Open University, with more than 250,000 students enrolled and more than 50,000 overseas students, is the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe.

Director of Education & Employment, Shirley Wahler, said:

“One of the greatest achievements of the SHCC so far has been our very successful partnership with the Open University. Through the university, SHCC students now have access to over 100 different higher education qualifications. Our students can even choose to design their own ‘Open Degrees’. This means that Saints can achieve world-class qualifications without ever leaving home.”

The Open University awards degrees and other higher education qualifications including Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), and Honours degrees (Bachelors), all through distance learning. The flexibility of distance learning makes it a popular, appealing option, as students can study at their own pace and to suit their lifestyles. For busy people, this form of learning is the ideal alternative to being physically on campus.

The Open University also gives students the opportunity to study Open Qualifications. This will allow students to build a qualification that’s unique to them. Open Qualifications are immensely flexible, because students can study any subjects they like, in any combination.

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19 July 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470