distance learning

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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GCSE results at any age

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Unless you’ve been avoiding the TV, internet, newspapers and the radio today, you will have noticed that it’s GCSE results day. As always, the media have focused on the most well-known group of students receiving their results today — the under-16s. We want to take the opportunity today to celebrate another group of students getting results today: the private candidates... Read more

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Barriers need breaking down for private exam candidates

Monday, 22 August 2016

There are an estimated 50,000 people each year who sit exams under their own steam. To put that into perspective, that means there are the equivalent to the population of Bognor Regis or enough students to fill roughly 30 secondary schools of these so called private candidates... Read more

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Celebrating success this A level results day

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Students up and down the country have received their A level results today. News programmes will be filled with talk of teenagers' results and colleges and sixth forms will be celebrating their students' achievements. NEC is no exception, but the difference with NEC learners is they can be any age and often missed out on education the first time round... Read more

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