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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.

So, you have decided to learn something new. Perhaps you need a qualification for further study, you want to change careers, or you just want to learn for fun. Whatever your motivation, NEC can help you achieve your goals. You’re in control, you’ll be able to study when and where you like.

NEC & OU to work together

Responding to a 50% decline in numbers of adult learners going into higher education in the last 10 years, the Open University and NEC have committed to working together to identify what holds adult learners back and how best to remove those barriers. Read more...

2017 results

NEC students often achieve results as good or higher than the national outcome. Some of the highlights include 100% pass for English Language at GCSE and A level. Read more about A level results day and GCSE results day...

NEC’s new exam campaign

On 1 November at the Houses of Parliament, NEC launched 'Speaking up for distance learners'. Our new campaign is about the five major barriers faced by distance learning students sitting GCSEs and A levels. Read our proposals for overcoming them on our blog...

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