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Learning in a Secure Environment - The Open College of the Arts | Distance Learning Degrees and Courses

To find out more details about the transfer to The Open University see A New Chapter for OCA.

Learning in a Secure Environment

OCA welcomes all students to study the creative arts; our mission is to provide distance learning creative arts education to all who want to study. For example a criminal conviction is not normally a barrier to study, and we aim to support students in secure environments.

Prospective students are required to declare a relevant unspent criminal conviction at the point of enrolment, or if you receive a conviction whilst studying, as soon as possible. OCA will then conduct a risk assessment and review what steps need to be taken to support your study, and the safeguarding and wellbeing of the OCA community.

Criminal Convictions Policy