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How does distance learning work?

Distance learning means that you study on your own, at home and in the workplace. The Open University’s unique style of distance learning is called supported ‘Open Learning’. It’s ‘open’ because you learn in your own time – you will read material supplied on our resource website, complete online assessment activities on your eportfolio and receive regular support from your assessor and VQAC.

You will also need support from your line manager or workplace supporter.

For more information about completing a vocational qualification by distance learning please see the about us section of our website.

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