What our students say 2012-2013 page 6
"I welcomed the option to go on hold and then resume my studies"
Jamie Stone - June 2013
After leaving school with not many qualifications and no idea what I wanted to do with my life (who really knows at 17, right?) I took up a job in retail until I found my way. I become more and more interested in the Paramedic profession as I has always admired their ability to make life-changing decisions whilst working under great pressure. I researched pathways into the profession and my heart sank when I found out I had to go to university. I had no A Levels and there was no way I could give up my job to go back to college, even on a part time basis.
Then I discovered DistanceLearningCentre.com, the answer to my prayers, an opportunity to study whilst still being able to carry on with my work and home life. I was wary at first as at school I was far from academic and the science based subjects had always been a struggle for me. I needn't have worried as from the very beginning the tutors at DistanceLearningCentre.com were fantastic, always on hand to give support and guidance when needed.
The course itself is very logically structured and the course materials provided are fantastic and easy to follow. You need a lot of determination to complete this course and it can be very tough at times especially trying to juggle other aspects of your life. I managed to complete the course gaining distinctions in most of the subjects which was a great achievement for me and now that I have finished I actually miss the study. I never thought I would say that! I can honestly say though that the day I completed my course was one of the proudest moments of my life and would I do it all over again now I know how much work the course entailed? You bet I would!
Emma Jean Cook - June 2013
Before joining DistanceLearningCentre.com I was working as a Bar Manager, feeling unfulfilled and bored. I have a young family and my partner works full-time so I knew I could never attend full or part time college.
When I heard about DistanceLearningCentre.com I felt like my prayers were answered! Becoming a Midwife has always been my dream and now I feel one step closer to that goal. I found this course, easy to follow and the tutors so supportive and easy to contact. Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com!
Melissa Brown - June 2013
DistanceLearningCentre.com changed my life for the better. My local college offered the access course however I would have had to stop working and would need child care for my child. However I found DistanceLearningCentre.com who allowed me to study around work and family life. As well as offering the distance learning course they even have more reasonable prices and offer payment plans to suit the learner.
I would highly recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone wishing to study and achieve the best. The tutors are great and no question is ever a problem and the rest of the staff are very helpful too. Applying to university is made so simple as the tutors and staff help you throughout the process. Due to DistanceLearningCentre.com I will be studying a degree at university in Child Nursing and Social Work and achieving my long lived dream.
Phathekile Nekati - November 2012
When I enrolled in November 2009, I was certain I would complete the course within six months. I had just given birth to my first son. I soon realised this was not realistic as having a baby was demanding as well. Studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com gave me the flexibility to study at my own pace. I welcomed the option to go on hold and then resume my studies at a later date in the months leading up to the birth of my second son. At times I felt like giving up but the flexibility of studying through DistanceLearningCentre.com and the ability to take breaks from studying kept me going.
Through all this I had amazing support form DistanceLearningCentre.com and a tutor on hand. I had three tutors in all and I almost always got an immediate response. Many times I was frustrated as I felt my progress was slow but with a tutor supporting me and setting deadlines which fitted my rate of progress, I was able to complete my course.
I highly recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com. The forums are a good source of information and many times I found an answer from other students before even emailing my tutor. The course materials are written in plain English making for easy understanding. A big thank you to my tutors who have been a pillar of support; despite how blank my mind got, they always had a way make things clear to me.
Anyone out there who has a dream of studying, do not let anything stop you, just keep trying and eventually you will get what you want. DistanceLearningCentre.com is the answer if you have other commitments. Completing the Access Course has opened doors to a whole new world for me as I have been accepted by Middlesex University to study towards a BA degree in Social Work. The knowledge I attained throughout my Access Course was invaluable when I was interviewed. I was prepared for every question asked because the Access Course covered a wide range of social issues. DistanceLearningCentre.com is the best!
Alison Peters - November 2012
Studying Access to Midwifery with DistanceLearningCentre.com has been really hard work but so interesting and rewarding, especially as I left school nearly 30 years ago without A levels. My confidence in my abilities has gone through the roof and I would never even have applied or been successful for the Midwifery course at my first choice Uni if it hadn't been for this course and the invaluable support and encouragement of the DistanceLearningCentre.com tutors. I can honestly say that the DistanceLearningCentre.com way of learning is brilliant and it fits in around all your other commitments, so long as you are prepared to put the effort in.
If I had to give one tip, it would be to plan your time and stick to it, otherwise you can lose momentum and then motivation; but if that does happen there are always other students on the forum who will give you advice and a kick if you need it. I decided at the beginning to do a little every day without fail, even if it was only to read a page of course work or jot down a paragraph. It worked for me!
Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com for helping me to take a big leap forward to my dream career!