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Rapid change and the need to upskill and reskill means more of us are likely to be second-chance learners

Traditional providers alone can’t solve inequality “The next government must fully embrace ‘second-chance’ education in the drive to reverse the decline in social mobility.”…

How NEC Considers Web Accessibility for Students

What is meant by Web Accessibility? Web accessibility simply means that any website, technology, and online tools created are designed with people with different…

Embracing Distance Learning: A Path to Inclusive Education and Lifelong Learning

In the realm of education policy, recent discussions have circled around the merits of reshaping our approach to learning, making it more inclusive and…

Why study Classics as a teacher?

The Classical Association is offering five bursaries for state sector teachers to study A level Classical Civilisation flexibly with NEC. Bursary recipients will be…

The benefits of offering Classics to your students

The Classical Association is offering five bursaries for state sector teachers to study A level Classical Civilisation flexibly with NEC. Bursary recipients will be…

The key to reviving social mobility

In our blog post on 13th July 2023, Is education the answer to social mobility? The contribution of the National Extension College, Ros Morpeth,…

Is education the answer to social mobility? The contribution of the National Extension College.

All political parties talk loudly about their commitment to social mobility and levelling up, but progress over the last decades has been dire and…

Workplace returners and those seeking a change of career given the opportunity to apply for a bursary to study with NEC

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS BURSARY ARE NOW CLOSED. NEC’s 60th Birthday Bursary will support one learner to get back into the workplace or to plan…

The Classical Association is offering five study bursaries for state sector teachers to take online A level Classical Civilisation with the National Extension College (NEC)

Learners enrolled on A level Classical Civilisation with NEC study the literature and culture of the ancient world, from epic poetry and ancient comedy,…

Connex Education Academy and the National Extension College announce new partnership

Connex Education Academy, who offer a wide range of online learning have announced a new partnership with the National Extension College.  Connex Education Academy…

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How homeschooling is helping Amelia work towards a medical career

You may have seen us share a recent story about the benefits of distance learning as a mature student. In this post we explore…

How to Create a Positive Home Learning Environment for Distance Learners

In recent years, distance learning has increased in popularity and has proven itself to be a great and successful alternative to traditional education. Whether…

Homeschooling: How to Personalise Your Child’s Education

In recent years, homeschooling has become a more popular and accepted form of education. For parents and guardians who want to tailor their child’s…

Distance learning as a mature student working abroad: Chun’s Experience

As distance learning has grown in popularity as an effective alternative to traditional learning, the benefits of this type of study for mature students…

Sharon’s positive experience of distance learning leads to an A grade in her English Language A level

There’s no denying that distance learning is rapidly gaining popularity as a successful educational platform outside of traditional schools and colleges. With this in…

Embracing Distance Learning: A Path to Inclusive Education and Lifelong Learning

In the realm of education policy, recent discussions have circled around the merits of reshaping our approach to learning, making it more inclusive and…

NEC’s 60th Birthday Bursary Winner

2023 has been marked as an incredible year as NEC celebrated its 60th birthday. As part of the celebrations, NEC offered a bursary which…

What to Do When You Didn’t Get the GCSE Results You Wanted

Failing an exam or receiving exam results that are lower than you expected can be disheartening, especially if you had high hopes for your…

GCSE Results Day 2023: Your Complete Guide

GCSE results day is a pivotal moment in the academic journey for students, parents, and educators alike. After the tumultuous disruptions caused by the…

National Extension College: Sixty years of second chance learning – FE Week

“There is no doubt that its (National Extension College) original remit – to offer second chances to learners in our educationally divided country –…