AS Levels

AS levels give students the opportunity to start studying a subject in depth and think about whether they want to carry and study for an A level. AS levels are useful for university applicants who need to top up their UCAS points, or for students who want to study formally a subject they enjoy.

You can enrol for an NEC AS level course for any of the A level subjects we offer except Classical Civilisation and English Literature. If you decide when you’ve finished your AS level that you want to go on to study the same subject at A level, you can do this with NEC.

Studying AS levels with NEC

With NEC’s flexible online AS level courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. All our AS 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 AS 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 AS level course is guaranteed a place at one of our partner exam centres.