A Levels

A levels are internationally recognised qualifications which open up options for everyone who takes them. Undergraduate degrees, degree programmes sponsored by an employer, degree apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and traineeships all require A levels.

They are academic courses which involve intensive independent reading, thinking and essay writing. Students who choose subjects they enjoy are the ones who get the most out of studying A levels.

Studying A levels with NEC

With NEC’s flexible online A level courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. All our A level courses are written by teachers and examiners, and are accredited by the internationally respected awarding bodies AQA, Edexcel and OCR.

When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by a one-to-one tutor. All our tutors are subject specialists with a teaching qualification. You’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

NEC’s online distance learning A levels

At NEC, we’re experts in distance learning. Over the last 50+ years, we’ve delivered courses and qualifications to thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond. What matters most to us is the success of our students.

Our courses are designed for independent learning. You will access your course materials through learn@nec, our easy-to-use online learning portal, and become part of a friendly national and international online learning community. Your personal tutor will help you succeed, commenting on your course assignments, preparing you for your exams and helping you register to sit the papers. Everyone who enrols on an NEC A level course is guaranteed a place at one of our partner exam centres. As an approved exam centre we are able to cover both exams and non-examination assessments.