adult education

Five barriers to achieving GCSEs and A level qualifications that need to be removed to open the doors for distance learners

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Education policy makers and the organisations that make up England’s exam infrastructure rarely give a second thought to independent learners taking GCSEs and A levels under their own steam. As an organisation working with distance learners every day, NEC knows that a small number of changes could make a big difference to thousands of people and help the government make progress in achieving its higher education and skills objectives... Read more

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How do we reverse the decline in mature student numbers?

Thursday, 28 September 2017

At NEC, we know there is no lack of ambition to study at higher level among adults beyond the standard undergraduate age of 18 to 21. Of the thousands of students from across the UK and beyond who enrol with us, 56% state that their motivation for studying is to go on to further and higher education. So what’s going wrong?... Read more

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