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NEC's flexible distance learning courses

At NEC we've been providing distance learning to help people from all walks of life change their future for over 50 years. Established in 1963 as a pilot for the Open University, we are an educational charity committed to learning for everyone at every stage in their lives and we campaign to keep access to lifelong learning open for all.

NEC specialises in online and distance learning, a flexible form of learning that doesn't require students to travel to a physical campus or adhere to a strict timetable, allowing them to fit their studies in around other commitments such as work or family responsibilities.

You can browse our range of subjects by navigating the menu at the top of the page, or you can have a look at our Guide to Courses.

NEC's Guide to Courses

Our latest Guide to Courses is available to view and download online. We can also provide paper copies to organisations such as careers advice centres, libraries, local authorities or education charities.

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