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NEC is an award-winning online distance learning college that has been transforming the lives of young people and adults for over 50 years. We’ve seen many times how someone's life can be transformed by taking the right course at the right time.

Update for students: learn@nec downtime 31st May 2018 — Please be aware that learn@nec will be unavailable on Thursday 31st May for a second phase of planned maintenance from approximately 7am to approximately 5pm. Please ensure you have downloaded any resources you require access to during this time. If you have any queries or concerns either before or during this time please contact the Student Support Team.

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