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A crisis averted for distance learning students

Above: Dr Ros Morpeth OBE, Chief Executive of NEC In our blog this week CEO Ros Morpeth gives us an update on non-exam assessment…

Top tips for studying over the holiday season

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of your studies. Christmas parties, decorating the house with an unmentionable number of…

Looking back at 2016

2016 has been a full year at NEC. We’ve achieved some great things and have helped thousands more people to change their lives. In…

Top five writing tips

November was Novel Writing month. Did it inspire you to try your hand at creative writing? To get started, read our top five writing…

Why is philosophy important?

Today is World Philosophy Day so we’ve invited NEC tutor Ed Piercy to write about why philosophy is so important and how language has…

Why NEC is campaigning for a public exam system that works for everyone

Above: Dr Ros Morpeth OBE, Chief Executive of NEC Today’s blog is written by Ros Morpeth, our Chief Executive, and is a follow-up to…

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….

Why we all need to be bilingual

What traits come out top when people think about the British? A preoccupation with the weather? Sporting and athletic prowess? An attachment to the…

What’s your New Year’s learning resolution?

Above: Margarita’s notebook, where she will record her progress on her New Year’s learning resolution Happy New Year! We’re glad to be back after…

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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…

International Women’s Day Student Story: The NEC A level English Literature course was my 1970s lifesaver!

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate women, highlight inequality and challenge biases. Dr Jacqueline Jeynes studied with NEC in the 1970s and…

How do you become a nurse?

If there has been anything positive to come out of the devastating events of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is perhaps the well deserved attention…

How is bookkeeping done differently in the digital age?

Whether you are running your own business, wanting to develop skills for a career as a bookkeeper, or wanting to support your family business,…