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Adult education is on its knees: ‘Let’s hope when the dust settles on the General Election, policy makers will take heed’

No one can doubt that times are tough for adult learners. Since 2003 there are 2 million fewer adults in publicly funded further education,...

From GCSEs with NEC to a Psychology Access to Higher Education Course 

School was always a struggle for me. I (as well as my twin sister) was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was around 12...

Why I recommend the Award in Education and Training – even if you don’t teach

Today’s blog is written by NEC team member Carly. Like many people, I’m guilty of thinking I haven’t got time to study. There always...

Why I love Biology

For Biology Week, we thought we’d feature our Biology Tutor – Josie Briggs who writes about how fascinating Biology is and why she loves...

Tweet a poem for National Poetry Day

Photo credit: miss.libertine Prose. via photopin (license) In today’s NEC Blog, English tutor Kathryn writes about poetry as part of our celebrations for National Poetry Day...

Vocational courses or A levels – what’s in it for me?

Above: NEC Marketing and Communications Officer Kirsty stands in front of a selection of materials for NEC distance learning courses A recent article published...

Inspired to study: A month of celebrating adult learning

This week’s Blog is written by NEC team member Carly, who reflects on recent events during the annual Festival of Learning which have, for...

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Adult education is on its knees: ‘Let’s hope when the dust settles on the General Election, policy makers will take heed’

No one can doubt that times are tough for adult learners. Since 2003 there are 2 million fewer adults in publicly funded further education,...

The future is digital for A level History of Art

Yesterday (12th November), I attended the official launch event of our online A level History of Art course, held at The Grammar School at...

Black History Month 2019

Black History Month is a celebration of black achievement, a reflection of struggles for rights and an acknowledgement of the progress still to be...

How has the Brexit referendum affected A level Politics intake?

Academics at several universities confirmed “the Brexit effect” was driving a boom in applications for both politics and international relations degrees.* It is no...

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is a day to show support for better mental health and to raise awareness of the importance of looking after...

How do I retake my GCSEs or A levels?

There is nothing quite as soul destroying as not achieving the grade you hope for in your GCSEs or A levels. It is important,...

NEC launches new IGCSE Double Science🚀

“I have found studying by distance learning a rewarding yet challenging experience. Studying in this way lets you choose your own hours to study...

From GCSEs with NEC to a Psychology Access to Higher Education Course 

School was always a struggle for me. I (as well as my twin sister) was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was around 12...

My experience with GCSE Maths

Rebecca studied GCSE Maths, Psychology and English Language with NEC.  In Year 8 I was hospitalised with Crohn’s Disease along with my twin sister....

GCSE Results of NEC students released today

“Self-study made me realise that learning never stops. It’s not a race, not a sprint, not even a marathon, but it’s a lifelong journey.”...