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Making a difference on this International Day of Charity

Did you know that Sunday, 5th September is the International Day of Charity? Established by the United Nations in 2015 to mark the anniversary…

Tuition fee bursaries at the University of Cambridge for NEC students

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and the NEC are collaborating to offer a tuition fee bursary scheme for the 2021-2022 academic year.   This…

An exciting partnership to support your lifelong learning with the Open College of the Arts, exclusive to NEC students!

When you study with NEC you will be able to claim 10% off your first level at the Open College of the Arts. The…

The new online learning generation

Report of a survey of NEC’s changing student profile If you left school as I did without the currency of 5 good GCSEs and…

Distance education after Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the face of distance education with schools and universities having to adapt quickly to a new learning environment. Dr…

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…

Lessons from lockdown – do we need to create an open school for the UK?

Peter Lavender OBE discusses lessons from lockdown, the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on attitudes towards distance learning, and the need to create an…

The National Extension College response to the 2020 exams fiasco

The National Extension College understands how important A levels and other qualifications are to our students. Over our 57 years as an education provider…

Coronavirus (COVID 19) – important update

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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…

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Questions to ask when shopping around for distance learning courses

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Studying at a distance – you’re not alone!

What is distance learning? Distance learning, also known as home-study is a type of study that is available anywhere and anytime of the day…

GCSE results at any age

Unless you’ve been avoiding the TV, internet, newspapers and the radio today, you will have noticed that it’s GCSE results day. As always, the…

Barriers need breaking down for private exam candidates

Above: Dr Ros Morpeth OBE, Chief Executive of NEC There are an estimated 50,000 people each year who sit exams under their own steam….

Celebrating success this A level results day

Students up and down the country have received their A level results today. News programmes will be filled with teenagers celebrating the hard work…

A level Results Day – Helping you prepare

Right now you’re probably really anxious about opening that brown envelope or that email that gives you your results – do you rip it…

International Youth Day – Celebrating our students achievements

International Youth Day is a United Nations event held annually on 12th August to celebrate young people’s success and initiatives in the global society….

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…

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…

Brexit, a new Prime Minister and your choice of A level subject

Image: Houses of Parliament, London, UK We’ve seen several high-profile changes within UK politics in the past few weeks including the historic decision to…