Our job is to make sure that the curriculum you study consists of the best combination of units to fit ever changing university entry needs. We liaise with the awarding bodies on changes to the curriculum, plan new diplomas, commission writing and edit and proof read the final versions. However, we are not perfect and if you find any mistakes or have any ideas on new diplomas then please do contact us and we will endeavour to take all your comments on board.
Karen Hayday (Executive Director for Curriculum)
Karen has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been a researcher at a University and has taught and managed courses in Further and Higher Education for 25 years. Karen has been an external examiner for the Royal College of Nursing and is also a qualified Occupational Tester. Karen founded distancelearningcentre.com (DLC) in 1993.
Rebecca Smith (Executive Manager for Curriculum)
Rebecca has a BSc (Combined Hons) in Psychology and Biology. She has taught Psychology and Biology A Level and GCSE at a large secondary school where she was the Psychology curriculum leader for over 15 years. Rebecca has been an examiner for OCR Psychology and AQA Biology.
Liam Duxbury (Curriculum Development Manager for ABID)
After leaving Secondary School, Liam worked as a care assistant whilst completing his A levels studies and later made this is full time vocation. As an adult student he went back into further education before going on to gain a First Class Honours Degree in Biochemistry. After graduation he worked as a Biomedical Scientist in a busy Histology department, and after completed a PGCE in Further and Higher Education and went on to work as a Biology and Chemistry Specialist Tutor in an FE College, where he taught Core Sciences at GCSE, A level, BTEC National Diploma and Access to HE. As his passion for teaching adult students developed, Liam became the curriculum lead on the Access to HE Diploma and he was also appointed as a moderator for a qualification awarding Body.
Rhia Hayday (Curriculum Development Manager)
Rhia has an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Religious Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has a particular interest in the changing face of British society, gender and ethics. Rhia has experience in designing learning materials for the DistanceLearningCentre.com, international and British educational projects, and has worked in academic publishing.
Morgan Highton (Curriculum Development Assistant)
Morgan has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She has experience in business social media and client interaction and is an active member of the Facebook Admin team for DistanceLearningCentre.com's Group and Page. She is also involved in the editing and development of the learning materials. Morgan has previously worked in community development and voluntary roles for her local area.