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Studying with NEC offers you the opportunity to get the qualifications you want, with the support you need, while fitting study around the life you lead.

You may have chosen home schooling, be studying for a career change, or need to fit a return to study around caring for children or older relatives. Or you might be managing an illness or disability and value the flexibility of studying from home at a pace that suits you.

Our high-quality online distance learning puts you in control of your timetable, without the commitment of attending classes. Using learn@nec, our straightforward online platform, the choice of when and where to study is yours.

Our high-quality courses and expert tutors give you the confidence that you can succeed; transforming your life with the right study at the right time.

Read more about how a flexible online course works when you study with NEC.

Need better grades?

Sometimes life gets in the way of studying, and you don’t get the grades you’d hoped for, first time round. If you need to improve on your current grades, but don’t want to go back to school or college, NEC is the ideal choice. It’s completely flexible, but you’ll get all the support, expert teaching and high quality learning materials you need to achieve your true potential.

Studying whilst working full-time?

If you’ve got ambitions to transform your life, but you’re already working full-time, NEC is a great choice; especially if it’s a while since you studied, or if you left school without formal qualifications. You can study at your own pace, fitting everything around the rest of your life. And our expert tutors, dedicated study support and superb course materials will all help you to get the best results.

Are you a member of a union? Find out more about how NEC and unionlearn work together.

Currently in the forces?

Whether you’re looking for a new career outside the forces, or want to gain qualifications to help you whilst on deployment, choosing to study with NEC will mean that you can fit study around your life, wherever you’re currently based. We’ll send you everything you need, wherever you are in the world, and you may even be able to get up to 80% of your course fees funded.

Want better career prospects?

Studying with NEC is a great way to get the qualifications you need to get started in your chosen career and transform your life. From the essential GCSEs (like maths and English) that you need to get into many college courses and apprenticeships, to A levels to get you into university, or career-specific qualifications, NEC enables you to study whenever and wherever suits you. You might be interested to read more about some popular career paths.

Are you homeschooling?

For people who’ve decided to homeschool their child, NEC provides all the support needed to get great grades. We’ve been helping home educators succeed since 1963, and the high pass rates achieved by our students prove that our online distance learning approach really does work. You’ll get plenty of support, and we’ll even help you locate your nearest examination centres. Read more about how NEC can help home educators.

Studying outside the UK?

Because our courses are delivered through online distance learning, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world – NEC is the ideal choice for you. We’ll send you all your course materials, and you’ll be able to study to suit you, whilst still having access to your tutors and student support team just as if you were in the UK. Talk to us before enrolling so we can explain your examination options to you.

Looking to change career?

Studying with NEC will give you the qualifications and skills you need to apply for a better job and develop your career in your current field. Or it could be what you need to make an exciting move into a new career that you find meaningful and rewarding. The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will give you the confidence to take control of your career and transform your life.

Want to get into a great university?

If you’ve got plans to study for a degree, getting great A level grades in the right subjects will go a long way towards getting an offer of a place at your chosen university. With NEC, you’ll get the support you need to achieve your potential, all whilst studying at a pace to suit you. Don’t just take our word for it – our superb pass rates speak for themselves.