Why choose NEC?

Here are some of the reasons we believe we’re the country’s best provider of distance learning below university level, and why thousands of individual learners each year choose NEC to help them achieve their goals:

  • Quality: bespoke courses written by experts for distance learning – we’re confident they’re the best available from any distance learning provider

  • Support: experienced and supportive personal tutors provide feedback every step of the way, available for contact by phone, email, post, and Skype where possible

  • Honesty: we’re transparent about what we’ll charge you and will always tell you what is and isn’t included in your course fee

  • Pedigree: with 50 years’ experience and having helped hundreds of thousands of learners achieve, we’re experts at what we do

  • Ethics: we’re a registered charity and an educational trust committed to promoting educational opportunities

  • Success: each year we get higher than average exam results – we’ve had some of the top marks in the country!

  • Accountability: we are trusted by major partner organisations and a member of well respected organisations such as NIACE, the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL) and all the major awarding bodies.

As well as offering an excellent range of services for individual learners, we also provide learning programmes for companies, government and the rest of the public sector. Some of the reasons we've been chosen by some of the UK's leading organisations include:

  • Flexibility: when employees learn at work they spend less time away from the workplace
  • Cost-effectiveness: with less time away from work, your costs will be lower
  • Support: group members can provide additional support and motivation for each other
  • Motivation: encouraging staff to learn leads to higher productivity and greater job satisfaction
  • Opportunity: give employees the chance to grow