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Level up your Learning - A Student's Guide to Using AI

Welcome to the Future of Learning: Discover more about our FREE AI Course 

Have you found yourself wondering how Artificial Intelligence affects you as a student? Are you clear about what constitutes good use of AI and what would be considered plagiarism? The National Extension College (NEC) is thrilled to introduce our FREE guide to AI elearning course, Level up your Learning – A Student’s Guide to Using AI designed with GCSE and A level students in mind. Empower yourself with cutting-edge knowledge that will not only elevate your academic performance but also prepare you for the future.

Course Aims

Our elearning course has a twofold purpose:

  1. Empowerment Through AI: Discover how to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence tools to enhance your academic prowess. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to integrate AI seamlessly into your research, writing, and studying routines.
  2. Ethical and Informed AI Usage: Understand the ethical considerations surrounding AI in education. We’ll guide you through the responsible and conscientious use of AI tools, emphasising the importance of critical evaluation and ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

This course will help you to:

  1. Grasp the Basics of AI: Gain a solid understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its diverse applications in the realm of education.
  2. Discover AI Tools for Academic Success: Identify and effectively utilise AI tools tailored to enhance your research, revision, and study techniques.
  3. Evaluate Reliability and Limitations: Develop the ability to critically assess the reliability and limitations of AI-generated content, ensuring you use technology as a supplement to your skills, not a replacement.
  4. Navigate Ethical Considerations: Cultivate a keen awareness of the ethical considerations associated with using AI in your studies. Learn to make informed and responsible decisions in the ever-evolving landscape of technological advancement.

Course Delivery

Click the ‘Enrol now’ button to gain immediate access to the course. We would expect it to take about an hour to work through the topics. Use the interactive activities to check your understanding as you go.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in your academic journey. Enrol now in the NEC’s FREE AI course and embark on a path that combines knowledge, skills, and ethical awareness for a future shaped by intelligence and responsibility. Empower Yourself. Transform Your Future. Learn how to use AI in your studies with National Extension College.

What will this AI course cover?

Our FREE AI elearning course designed for GCSE and A Level students is structured to provide a seamless and engaging learning experience:

  1. Introduction to AI: Lay the foundation with a basic overview of AI, exploring its history, principles and real-world applications.
  2. How to use AI: Discover ways to use AI tools effectively to boost your academic performance.
  3. Critical Thinking and Evaluation: Develop your analytical skills and discuss the limitations of current AI tools and what that means for you, the student.
  4. Ethics in AI: Build your awareness of the key ethical considerations of AI in education, ensuring you have the understanding to become a responsible and conscientious user.

Course content


1 What is AI?

  • Definition and history
  • Types of AI and examples

2 What can I use AI for?

  • Research
  • Improving your writing (e.g. grammar and proofreading)
  • Study planning
  • Revision

3 Limitations, challenges and ethical considerations

  • Including: hallucinations, over-reliance, plagiarism, bias

4 Being a responsible learner

  • Four rules to follow
  • How to reference AI
  • Unethical uses


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