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National Work Life Week 2021: finding time for professional development 

National Work Life Week, established by the not-for-profit Working Families, takes place every year between the 11th and 15th of October. It is a…

Thinking about becoming a teacher?

From the classroom to online lessons almost overnight, teachers have been under an incredible amount of pressure throughout the last year. Teachers have been…

How do you become a nurse?

If there has been anything positive to come out of the devastating events of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is perhaps the well deserved attention…

Interning during the pandemic

Sophie joined NEC’s marketing team during summer 2020 by interning during the pandemic, a time of video calls and emails, rather than a face-to-face…

What is your career path?

With over 55 years’ experience helping people of all ages gain qualifications and meet their career aspirations, we know how important it is to…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was set up in 2015 to advocate for gender equality within the sciences and highlight…

Why study Latin?

Why study Latin? With around 60% of the English Language having its roots in Latin, you’ll find there are Latin words that you will…

Why is maths so important at GCSE level?

This week, Unionlearn have been promoting the benefits of studying maths with their Maths Workout Week. If you’ve missed it you can catch-up with…

A round-up of highlights from World Space Week 2016

Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Weekly Recap From the Expedition Lead Scientist via photopin (license) World Space Week takes place every year – encouraging…

Why study GCSEs outside of school?

Image: Our Learn@NEC online IGCSE Biology course If you’re considering studying GCSEs but not sure how you can study without going to school, then…

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21st century teaching: what and how to think

This week’s blogger is former NEC GCSE English student Naila Din. Now a freelance arts advisor, Naila turned to teaching as a second career…

Learning Latin

This week’s blog is written by NEC tutor Ed and introduces a brand new course which will be available for enrolment next week—Latin: A…

Are more students now choosing to study vocationally specific degrees?

Today’s NEC Blog is written by team member Simone, herself a recent graduate and more than familiar with the choices students find themselves having…

Volunteering: sociability, skills and second careers

This post was originally published on Thursday, 1 June 2017 and updated on Monday, 3 June 2019. Every year in the first week of…

Five tips for exam day

Today’s blog is written by NEC exams expert Louise. Students across the country are busy revising and making sure they’re ready for their exams….

Help for revision blues

Following on from our previous study tips post, for today’s blog we’re sharing some thoughts from our magazine on why preparation for exams should…

Taking your exams this summer? Follow our top 10 revision tips

With Easter fast approaching it’s the time of year when students across the country are preparing for their upcoming exams. If you are sitting…

The books behind A level English Literature

Today is the 20th annual World Book Day. A day to celebrate all things reading, including the authors, illustrators and of course books. Children…

Our top 10 reasons to love distance learning

Love is in the air at NEC. Valentine’s day inspired a chat in the office about all the things we love about online and…

The importance of GCSE Maths

In our blog this week, NEC Maths tutor Sally talks about the importance of GCSE Maths and introduces our new online GCSE Maths course….