Home educators

Home-educated student with mother

NEC is pleased to provide a wide range of courses and options to parents and guardians interested in home education for their children, including GCSE/IGCSE and A level courses.

Home educating allows parents to tailor their children’s education in a way that conventional education does not permit, meaning you can focus on the subjects that you and your children feel are most valuable.

If you are considering educating your child at home, NEC can offer an extensive range of subjects both at GCSE and A level.

NEC’s range of general education courses provide the flexibility and versatility you need to ensure your child receives an education that can prepare them for college, university or the world of work.

We can now provide even more support to home educating families with our new Enhanced Service. Designed to provide an enhanced level of support and structure for younger learners, this new service provides the tools to help parents to play an active role in the learning process and guide the learner through the course in a personalised, yet structured manner. 

Why study at home with NEC?

NEC has an illustrious history of working with home educators and has consistently helped home-educated children achieve excellent exam results.

Our tutors are familiar with the specific demands home education can place on both parents and children, and are on hand to provide support throughout your time with us. Each one of them is DBS-checked and experienced in working with young people, so you can be sure that your child's education is in safe hands.

You can also be sure that our courses are tailored specifically towards the leading examining bodies’ specifications and will fully prepare your child for any exams at the end of their course.

We can even arrange your child’s exam registration at one of our partner exam centres. As well as written exams, your child can also take non-examination assessments (NEA) through NEC at a partner exam centre.

Some home education frequently asked questions can be read here.

Family discount

On top of providing quality materials, excellent support and as much help as possible when it comes to your child’s exams, we also offer a discounted price on both course fees and the new Enhanced Service based on the number of courses taken. This applies to all enrolments made at the same time, whether that be all for one learner, or perhaps for siblings or when you want to enrol on a course at the same time as your child or children. The level of discount is:

Up to 4 courses - 10%
5-8 courses - 15%
9 and above courses - 20%

To take advantage of this discount, please call our course advice team on 0800 3892839. See here for full terms and conditions.

Useful links for home educators

If you’d like to learn more about home education, or are already home educating your children and looking for some extra ideas or inspiration, we’ve compiled a selection of links that can help.

Click here to view the list of helpful links

If you are ready to enrol your child or children

We would recommend that you call us on 0800 389 2839 or email us at info@nec.ac.uk. Speaking to us directly will ensure we can enrol your child or children as efficiently as possible.

We will need to know your child's name, date of birth and an email address their tutor can use to contact them. This can be an email address of their own or, if you prefer, yours or a family email address. However, if you are enrolling siblings, each child will require a unique email address.

We look forward to hearing from you.