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Save 15% off all courses until midnight 31st January

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to start work on your New Year’s resolution. So, have you decided to stop doing…

Season’s greetings from NEC!

A message from our CEO Esther Chesterman: “I have been immensely humbled by the collective efforts of our staff, students and college community over…

A gift from NEC this December

Win back your course fee – up to £2,225. Be in with a chance to win back your full course fee when you enrol…

NEC moves house: bigger premises and a brighter future

The National Extension College (NEC) is delighted to announce its expansion and relocation to new premises in the village of Sawston, Cambridgeshire.  Since its…

Why study A level Economics?

In March 2016, we published a blog post outlining the benefits of studying Economics or Business at A level. The points we made remain…

Common misperceptions of distance learning

One common misperception is that distance learning students teach themselves, simply watching videos online. However, our courses, whilst flexible in the time that you…

How to stand out on LinkedIn as a student – NEC’s ten-step guide

Logging on to LinkedIn as a student can feel daunting. As the self-described “world’s largest professional network” with over 774 million members dotted across…

From a career in mental health services to childcare, Karen progressed her childcare career with NEC

Having worked in adult mental health services, Karen wanted to go in a new direction. She now works in childcare and her employer supported…

Celebrating the power of children’s literature

As he put his hand on the door latch, she said, “If the red blob leads to Kingsbury and the blue blob goes to…

International Literacy Day 2021 – some tips and tricks for Read Hour

How often do you get a chance to settle down with a good book? How long do you actually get to spend with that…

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Vita gained an offer from the University of Oxford after gaining an A level online with NEC

Motivated by her desire to study chemistry at undergraduate level, Vita realised that she would need to take A level Maths, particularly if she…

Try something new this year!

Throughout NEC’s history, many retired people have chosen to spend some of their new-found leisure time studying a subject that they’ve always been passionate…

Save 15% off all courses until midnight 31st January

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to start work on your New Year’s resolution. So, have you decided to stop doing…

Season’s greetings from NEC!

A message from our CEO Esther Chesterman: “I have been immensely humbled by the collective efforts of our staff, students and college community over…

Reaching for the stars with flexible online learning

Holly took the decision to leave mainstream education in Year 10 after struggling to cope in school. She has autism and suffered from anxiety…

A gift from NEC this December

Win back your course fee – up to £2,225. Be in with a chance to win back your full course fee when you enrol…

Online A levels with NEC leads to BSc Political Science at University of Amsterdam

Mina started the International Baccalaureate but found that it didn’t afford her a lot of subject choice. Fitting the study schedule around her social…

Aspiring medic uses distance learning with NEC to prepare for her GCSEs from Ukraine

Sanya had been attending school in Edinburgh before the Covid-19 outbreak; the first five months she spent distance learning were more of an urgent…

Lesley retired and moved to Italy where she took her love of art history online

Lesley took early retirement in April 2020 and moved to Italy. Prior to that she had worked as an engineer for about 30 years…

CMI qualification with NEC supports NHS career development

Rhiannon works for the NHS as a Business Manager and prior to enrolling with NEC was supporting a senior Director of Nursing who was…