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Explore Our develop your skills courses

At NEC, with over 55 years’ experience of helping people achieve life-changing qualifications through distance learning, we’re passionate about lifelong learning.

Whatever your previous experience of formal education, and whatever your age or circumstances, we want to help you to enjoy learning, acquiring new skills and knowledge as you learn.

Our develop your skills courses are designed to help you build firm foundations for your studies – whether you’re following courses to develop your career or to enjoy in your leisure time. They provide beginners in the subject with a basic grounding, before taking you through to more advanced skills. 

We currently offer two courses, in Maths and Latin. Maths introduces you to key concepts covered in GCSE Maths, and Latin gives you a grounding in this important historic language.

Developing your skills with NEC

With NEC’s flexible online distance learning courses in maths and Latin, you study at a time and pace to suit you. 

When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by one of our expert NEC tutors, a qualified teacher with experience of assessing and tutoring online learners.

Your tutor will support you as you work through the course, and advise you on completion of the assignments necessary to achieve your award.

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 for beginners

At NEC, we’re experts in distance learning. Over the last 55-plus years, thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond have gained life-changing qualifications by studying with NEC. 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.

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 courses for beginners online 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.