distance learning

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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Home education: education’s disruptive brand

Friday, 28 July 2017

Today's NEC Blog is a guest post by Linda Baldwin. Linda has been a home educator since 2010 when she and her husband Mark legally de-registered their son Sam from primary school. Now they have reached the milestone of GCSE examinations, Linda reflects upon the decision they made almost seven years ago... Read more

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Taking the stigma out of dyslexia by raising awareness

Friday, 7 October 2016

In support of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we thought we'd highlight the features available on NEC courses that can help support our students with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects the person’s ability to read, write and spell – around 1 in 10 people are affected in the UK... Read more

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Home education paves the way to Russell Group university

Thursday, 29 September 2016

NEC learner Kathryn Corrall is on a high. In September, she’s off to King’s College London to study for an English degree. She can hardly wait to leave her family home in the countryside for a new life in the big city and is already getting her teeth into Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the first novel on the syllabus... Read more

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Questions to ask when shopping around for distance learning courses

Thursday, 8 September 2016

As Autumn is now here, many people are currently looking for the right courses for them. It can often be difficult to know what questions to ask, so we’ve put together a list which we recommend you keep in mind when speaking to any distance learning provider... Read more

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