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Distance Learning

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, reading material supplied and completing online assessment activities with regular support from your assessor and us. You will also need support from your line manager or workplace supporter.

You’ll enjoy full support whilst completing your qualification, with an assessor to guide, advise and offer comprehensive feedback on your assessment. Your assessor can be contacted by phone or online. Support is also offered by staff here at the VQAC.

The majority of qualifications include observation visits when your assessor will observe you in your workplace.

You will also have access to the VQLearner Home website which contains a variety of resources to support your qualification.