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What our students say 2007-2008 page 2

"All of the Universities accepted the access course"

Lareina Pate - June 2008

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My name is Lareina and I am 40 years old. I started Access with DistanceLearningCentre.com in October 2007 with a view to starting an adult nursing course on completion. I finished and passed my Access in June and am starting at the University of the West of England in September.

I left school with not particularly great grades and settled for jobs from which I didn't get total satisfaction and yearned for more. Passing the Access course has been a great achievement for me and has unlocked the chance of a great opportunity and future.

Undertaking the Access course with DistanceLearningCentre.com has been fun, interesting and challenging and the support from my tutor has been fantastic, encouraging me all the way until I reached my goal.

Thank you to my tutor and DistanceLearningCentre.com for the wonderful support and interesting modules which have prepared me to a high standard ready for University and my future career as a nurse.

Karolyn Mooney - June 2008

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DistanceLearningCentre.com is a fantastic way of getting the qualifications and skills needed for higher education, with great support from the tutors.

My confidence grew so much with each assignment done, if I can do it anyone can! I never thought I would finish as quickly as I did, with four children and a part time job, but I was able to fit it in.

I am now starting a diploma in adult nursing and it's thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com.

Claire Hill - March 2008

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I decided to take the access to Midwifery course long distance learning because due to work commitments I couldn't go to college. The course allowed me to work in my own time and with a young son and a full time job that is what I needed! All of the Universities accepted the access course and so I thought this was the best path to take.

I found the course really informative and enjoyable, the tutors were great and always on hand if I needed some help. At first I found it quite difficult to write the essays with correct referencing but my tutor sent me examples and that really helped. After that I found the course fairly easy and finished it within 6 months, which I thought was good going seeing as the course was advertised as a year full time at the local colleges.

Thank you so much DistanceLearningCentre.com!

Debi Gilchrist (just after starting her Nursing Degree)

Myself and another girl in my group are the only two that have used an Access course. However, I must say in comparison, the course I took appears to be more detailed with much more that ties in with nursing. I have just completed my first assignment and it has been placed in the box of no return!!!

The access has really helped in this area. I am just so glad that I did it. I can use all my coursework to help with all sorts of topics, theories etc that are being used in discussions. I feel confident that I have some prior knowledge of all these areas including biology and ethics, especially the psychology based subjects, I am really into those. I also pass on certain tips that I may have discussed with you and also feedback from my work.

One girl called me the 'oracle' and they all think that I am the organized one!! Which I found amusing as I never thought of myself as anything like that, showing that the course has boosted my confidence.

Sally 34 (Student Midwife at University of Greenwich)

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Hello! In February 2005 I made a life changing decision to study ‘Access to Midwifery’ with DistanceLearningCentre.com. I know it’s a cliché, but if I can succeed you can too!

Having spent fifteen years as a 'stay at home mum' I was determined to return to adult education and pursue my dream of training to be a midwife. Many moons had passed since I left school in 1989 with average grades, so I considered which route my journey would take in order to gain the necessary entry requirements. I was delighted to discover that this was possible via distance learning!

Working from the comfort of your own home has many advantages and for someone like me who has a large family of six children this mode of study proved convenient and achievable! I chose to study over a period of two years to coincide with my youngest starting full time education, during which time I was able to secure a voluntary position at the local hospital to aid my application.

DistanceLearningCentre.com provides students with a personal tutor for the duration of the course. I cannot praise my tutor enough for her support, encouragement and belief in me!