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Finding the motivation to study

Anna Ellis completed A level Religious Studies with NEC this month and is currently studying with the Open University. She has qualifications in teaching…

How do I retake my GCSEs or A levels?

Looking to retake your GCSEs or A levels? Have you considered other options?  We all know that 2020 has thrown educational norms out of…

How do you maintain your motivation to study?

How do you find and keep up your motivation to study? The value of education has never been greater; it opens doors to everything…

Coronavirus (COVID 19) – important update

The offers listed on this page have now expired. For the latest information on our fees and services, including special offers if we are…

What is the best way to revise for exams?

How do you get the best out of your revision? How do you avoid common mistakes? How do you perfect your exam technique? With…

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…

Taking the stigma out of dyslexia by raising awareness

In support of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we thought we’d highlight the features available on NEC courses that can help support our students with dyslexia….

Seven ways to kick-start your studies

In the autumn, a million young people in the UK will be immersing themselves for the first time in the hurly-burly of undergraduate life…

Testing times

In primary and secondary schools across England, pupils are being put through their paces. Last week, key stage 1 children (six and seven-year olds)…

Top 10 revision tips for your exams

It’s the time of the year when students across the country are poring over books, trying to ensure they are prepared for their upcoming exams….

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83 year old author and lifelong learning advocate, Diana, used lockdown to pursue her interest in philosophy

When lockdown hit, Diana (83) decided to use her time shielding to pursue a subject that has fascinated her for the last 10 years….

Doing A level Biology in a year with NEC leads to medicine at Swansea University

After deciding to return to university to study medicine, Darius considered independently organising and sitting an A level but wasn’t sure where to start….

Why study Critical Thinking and Problem Solving?

NEC’s interactive online Critical Thinking and Problem Solving courses, give students the chance to prepare for university admissions tests and the world of work….

Thanks paid to Dr Ros Morpeth OBE from across NEC for her leadership

Upon the retirement of Dr. Ros Morpeth OBE from her position as Chief Executive of the National Extension College, we would like to thank…

National Extension College appoints new Chief Executive

The National Extension College (NEC) has appointed Esther Chesterman as its new Chief Executive. She takes over from Ros Morpeth OBE, who led the…

Do maths qualifications add value to university applications?

The benefits of studying level 3 maths The 2015 A level and AS reforms decoupled the AS qualification from the A level and resulted…

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…

From the 1960s to today: A levels with NEC lead to dream teaching job

Over the years, we have helped thousands of students gain English language and literature qualifications and achieve their full potential. Patricia first studied with…

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…