Explore Our AS levels

Explore our online AS level courses

Unlock the secrets of living things and how they interact with the world around them

Realise your dreams to become a successful entrepreneur, manager 

Unlock the science that surrounds us in everyday life

Learn to think like an economist by exploring concepts such as competition, markets, prices and wages

Deepen your linguistic analysis skills and explore language use

Say ‘Bonjour!’ to better understanding of French culture and language 

How can you distinguish yourself as an able mathematician in your university application?

From the abolition of the slave trade to the history of Germany

Learn to think like an economist by exploring concepts such as competition, markets, prices and wages

Start to ‘think big’ when it comes to explaining our fascinating physical world

Gain a deeper understanding of today’s hot political issues 

Explore thought-provoking topics and develop the scientific skills

Start to ‘think big’ when it comes to explaining our fascinating physical world

Explore the rich variety and complexity of human social life

Start to ‘think big’ when it comes to explaining our fascinating physical world

Unlock Your Potential with NEC's Distance Learning AS Levels

At the National Extension College (NEC), we take immense pride in offering a wide selection of distance learning AS levels.  With a legacy spanning six decades and a consistent track record of yielding higher than average grades, our mission is clear - to empower you to achieve your very best results.

Experience Matters - Trust in NEC

NEC's rich history of excellence in education stretches back 60 years. Over this period, we have honed our expertise in distance learning, consistently guiding students towards success. Our unrivalled experience sets us apart, providing you with the assurance that you are in the hands of seasoned professionals.

Wide Course Selection

At NEC, we understand that every student is unique, and their educational journey should reflect their individual passions and ambitions. That's why we offer a wide range of subjects for AS level studies. You can choose from an array of options, as highlighted above.

Transition to A Levels - Seamless and Supported

Should you decide to take your academic journey a step further after completing your AS level, NEC is here to support your transition to A levels. We recognise that your goals may evolve, and we're here to help you navigate your options. Get in touch with us, and we'll provide guidance and advice tailored to your specific needs.

Why Choose Home Study Courses with NEC?

Embarking on home study courses can be driven by a variety of reasons, and NEC is here to meet your needs, no matter the motivation.

  1. Quality Education at Your Fingertips

Our distance learning AS levels bring high-quality education right to your doorstep. You no longer have to compromise on the quality of your education for the sake of convenience. NEC's courses are designed to provide top-notch instruction in the comfort of your home.

  1. Flexibility to Suit Your Schedule

Life can be hectic, and we understand that. NEC's courses are structured with flexibility in mind. You can study at your own pace, allowing you to balance your educational pursuits with your other commitments.

  1. Personalised Support

While you may be studying from a distance, you are never alone with NEC. We offer personalised support, ensuring that you have access to guidance and assistance whenever you need it. Our team of experienced tutors is just a message or call away.

  1. Proven Success

NEC's track record speaks for itself. Our students consistently achieve grades higher than the national average. When you choose NEC, you are aligning yourself with a tradition of excellence that greatly enhances your chances of academic success.

  1. Cost-Effective Learning

Our distance learning AS levels offer excellent value for your investment. With NEC, you receive top-tier education without the burden of high tuition fees and additional expenses associated with traditional classroom-based learning.

Embark on your AS Level Journey with Confidence

With six decades of experience, a diverse selection of subjects, and seamless progression to A levels, NEC is your trusted partner on your road to academic achievement. Whatever your reasons for choosing home study courses, rest assured that NEC's expertise and unwavering commitment to your success will propel you toward your goals.

Join countless students who have thrived under our guidance. Enrol with NEC today, and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and limitless possibilities. Your future starts here.

Ready to Take the Next Step? Get in Touch with Our NEC Experts!

Are you curious about which AS level course is the perfect fit for you? Don't let questions hold you back. We're here to provide the answers you need.

Distance Learning AS Levels FAQS

Why are AS levels so important?

AS levels are important stepping stones to A level qualifications as they enable you to start exploring a subject in depth before committing to a full A level. They’re also useful if you’re applying for university and need to top up your UCAS points. Or it could be that you simply want to study a subject that you enjoy, within a formal framework.


Studying AS levels with NEC

AS levels are academic courses which involve you in intensive independent reading, thinking and essay writing. It’s important to choose subjects that you enjoy and are interested in, as students who choose subjects they enjoy tend to get the most out of their study experience. 
With NEC’s flexible online A level courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. All our AS level courses are written by experienced teachers and examiners, and are accredited by the internationally recognised and respected awarding bodies: AQA, Pearson Edexcel and OCR.

When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by a personal tutor. All our tutors are subject specialists with a teaching qualification. You’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

NEC are experts in online distance learning AS levels

Over the last 55-plus years, thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond have gained life-changing qualifications by studying AS levels with NEC, often going on to complete the A level. What matters most to us is the success of our students, so we offer all the support you need, combined with total flexibility to learn the way you want to. We’re so confident in our expertise that we offer all students our exam pass guarantee. 

Courses designed for online distance learning

NEC are innovators in distance learning, and all our courses are designed specifically for independent learners. You’ll access all your high quality course materials on learn@nec, our easy-to-use online learning platform, and your personal tutor will be there to help you succeed, commenting on your course assignments and preparing you for your exams.

We’ll provide all the course materials you need, and optional extra study guides are available to help you develop better study skills. The only essentials you need to provide are an internet connection, a sufficient standard of English to be able to understand the subject materials, and a drive to succeed!

Join an online learning community

Studying independently doesn’t have to mean studying alone. When you enrol to study online AS levels with NEC, as well as having access to your personal tutor and dedicated student support team, you’ll become part of a friendly national and international online learning community. So wherever you’re studying from – whether at home in the UK or abroad, or on an overseas posting in the Forces – you’ll be in good company.