What our students say 2008-2009 page 1
"I was able to do the work completely at my own pace"
Natalie Kinsey - June 2009
I'm Natalie and I am 22 years old and live in Manchester. I have just completed the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Professions, and must say I loved it. Working full-time and studying for other qualifications at the same time as this was difficult, but all the Tutors at DistanceLearningCentre.com were brilliant. They are all very understanding and always there to help.
The course itself was very interesting and covers many topics from the core subjects needed for your career pathway, Maths, English and I.T. So if you are not very confident about these subjects (and I wasn't great at Maths at School) then it's definitely a course I would recommend.
Thanks to my course with DistanceLearningCentre.com, I am now studying Bio-medical Science (Foundation) at University along with Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Sciences. I am now on route to fulfilling my dream.
I would recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anybody looking to study an Access to Higher Education course. It will give you confidence, improve your self-esteem and get you on your way to achieving your career dreams. Good Luck to all current and future Students x
Lisa Henderson - June 2009
I left school when I was 16 with average GCSEs and went into a secretarial job which I worked in for 10 years. I felt stuck in a rut and thought there was going to be no way I could ever fulfil my dream of becoming a midwife. I didn't have the qualifications needed for university and I didn't have the opportunity to attend college during the day as I have a young child so when I found DistanceLearningCentre.com online I was over the moon. It was the ideal option. I could work from home, working at my own pace and at a time that was best for me which meant that I could have the best of both worlds, spend precious time with my son and do my studies on an evening without breaking the bank as I paid monthly for the course.
I found the course very enjoyable and I had some highs and some lows but I had great support from not only my tutor but other DistanceLearningCentre.com'ers too and have made some good friends. I am so proud to say that I completed the course and gained a place at the University of Cumbria to study midwifery.
A few years ago I would never have thought I would have been able to complete any kind of course never mind get a place at uni to study midwifery so I would definitely say "if I can do it.....you can too!".
A big thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com X
Josee Cain - June 2009
Being able to complete the access to nursing course through DistanceLearningCentre.com has made life so much easier for me. I was able to do the work completely at my own pace, and had fantastic support from my personal tutor who was extremely supportive throughout, even when personal issues arose.
Including the personal support, the student forums have been invaluable. This allowed me to share opinions, ask questions, and meet others going through the same course.
I believe that DistanceLearningCentre.com is heading in the right direction, by showing its dedication by supporting adults to return to education through distance learning.
Stephanie Harding - June 2009
My name is Stephanie; I am 31 years old and mum to 3 children aged 7 years and under. I started the DistanceLearningCentre.com course when my youngest was just 6 weeks old. I can highly recommend this course to anyone with family or work commitments as you can work around your daily routine and fit your studies in as and when it suits you.
The course itself is flexible, interesting, challenging and a fantastic way to prepare you for higher education. On completion of my Access Diploma I feel more than ready to commence my adult nurse training. Over the past year I have built the foundations for my future studies and feel confident that I now have the ability to settle into university study and look forward to the new challenges ahead.
I highly recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com for their professionalism, knowledge, and above all for the advice, direction and support received from my personal tutor throughout.
Offered a place at Wolverhampton University to study the Diploma in Adult Nursing starting February 2010 or possibly October 2009 if a place becomes available.
Claire O'Sullivan - June 2009
I had wanted to study midwifery for a number of years but never thought it possible as I didn't have the relevant qualifications to apply. I knew I couldn't afford to leave work and complete an access course full time so I thought there was no way in for me. Then I discovered DistanceLearningCentre.com.
I had been searching on the web for distance based access courses and was delighted when I found one that was specifically tailored for people wanting to study midwifery. I did my research and discovered that many others had done the course and got into higher education institutions and I even checked with the universities I was hoping to apply to so I knew this wasn't a scam.
I enrolled straight away and didn't look back. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and although I hadn't studied for 7 years I soon got into the swing of things. I completed the course in around 8 months while holding down 2 part time jobs and caring for a 3 year old. My proudest moment was gaining a place at university to study midwifery - all my hard work had paid off!
I am starting a degree in Midwifery at Chester University on 21st September 2009.