distance learning

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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International Youth Day - Celebrating our students achievements

Friday, 12 August 2016

International Youth Day is a United Nations event held annually on 12th August to celebrate young people’s success and initiatives in the global society. It’s also a great way for them to get involved and help encourage active participation in helping the rest of the society... Read more

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An American in Tanzania strides forward in her pre-school career

Friday, 6 May 2016

Far away from the UK, NEC has helped one woman qualify for a second career and start planning a business that will have an impact on a whole community. American citizen Keziah Mwanyika has her sights set on running her own pre-school and nursery in a small town in Tanzania where her husband’s parents come from... Read more

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Innovation for NEC A level science students

Thursday, 21 April 2016

In this blog we explore what NEC is working on to help our learners to achieve the practical endorsement. We have now formed a partnership with the Open Science Laboratory at the Open University giving us an innovative solution to the challenges of preparing for A level practical endorsement at a distance... Read more

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Why distance learning is a great way to gain a CMI management qualification

Friday, 8 April 2016

In a time when there is stiff competition for jobs, a qualification in management can help you to stand out from the crowd. But for many people, it’s just not practical to up and leave a perfectly good–and paid–job to spend money on studying. That’s where distance learning comes in... Read more

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Talking about educational opportunity

Friday, 12 February 2016

Yesterday, Prince Charles said he was pleased the valuable work of NEC has been recognised after all this time. We spoke briefly about the English historian Peter Laslett, not only a close associate of NEC’s founder Michael Young but also Prince Charles’ tutor when he was an undergraduate at Trinity College Cambridge... Read more

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