"NEC’s range of tutor-supported, online courses are designed by leading experts to give you the greatest flexibility and highest chance of success."
The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality.
Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you have everything you need to succeed.
Learning with NEC gives you the greatest flexibility. We really do offer something for everyone - whether you’re studying with a specific purpose in mind, such as going to university or for leisure.
You can choose from our online distance learning courses which include
We want to make sure you succeed. That’s why you’ll get the highest quality course materials, written by experts such as teachers and examiners. You’ll get a whole host of useful support material, such as resources to improve your independent learning skills, spelling punctuation and grammar and a free e-safety course.
You’ll have the greatest support throughout your course, from advice before enrolment, through to our guarantee of an exam centre. Your tutor will provide personal support throughout your course and you can interact with your peers on learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and your gateway to the NEC community.
Many of our online distance learning courses lead to qualifications from awarding organisations for which you will need to sit at least one exam. Exams are strictly controlled and can only be sat at registered exam centres on certain dates.
We understand that locating an exam centre and ensuring that you are entered correctly can be stressful for students. We are delighted to be able to offer a guaranteed exam place for our students at one of our UK-wide partnership exam centres. By choosing one of our partnership exam centres you can be confident that the application process will be seamless. All of our centres work hard to provide a professional and friendly service, which is extremely valued by our students.
Let NEC take the stress out of booking exams. As an approved centre we are able to deal with both exams and non-examination assessments (NEA):
Practical science endorsements
Spoken language endorsements
Our commitment to you
Here at NEC we are committed to helping you succeed in your studies, whatever your reasons for enrolling. We will:
* We will support you for your first retake only, provided that you have completed all of the assignments and that the syllabus is still being examined. Support may include exam paper marking and additional tutor contact. If you wish to use this additional support, please get in touch as soon as possible after getting your results. No financial alternative available.
Read the latest success stories from some of our students and find out how online distance learning can work for you.
NEC’s courses stand out in the crowd. You can enrol anytime you like. Go for it!