Nina Lee - June 2014 (Fab 5 Award Winner)
Once I had decided I wanted to become a Midwife I knew I would need to complete an Access to Higher Education Course so I could go to University. I chose DistanceLearningCentre.com over other routes as I thought it would be the best fit for me in order to complete the course around my other commitments at home and work.
Being a mature student I did worry about being able to cope with the work load and be able to achieve the grades I needed. When you haven't studied in over 16 years it can be daunting.
I must say I received a great amount of Support from tutors and the managers at DistanceLearningCentre.com. Whenever I needed help they were just an email/Phone call away. Without them I wouldn't have made it through and been able to complete the Diploma with the required grades for my University Place.
I can't wait to start my Midwifery Degree in September! Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com!!
Karl Bevan - June 2014 (Fab 5 Award Nominee)
I changed career at the age of 30 to follow a dream of mine to become a physiotherapist. After recovering from serious illness I decided I wanted a new direction in life; I wanted a job where I could help people to become healthier. I started working as a Physiotherapy Assistant with the NHS and I soon decided that I wanted to become a fully qualified physiotherapist.
A friend told me about DistanceLearningCentre.com, where you can study and keep working at the same time. I thought this was great and exactly the right route for me to take.
I found the course challenging and I wasn't confident that I would be able to get the high grades I needed to get into university. However, with the great course structure and help from materials and tutors, I not only met the high grades I needed, I exceeded them.
Thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com, this year I have had two offers from universities to study physiotherapy and I can't wait to get started in September. I would recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone; it's a great way to study.
Richard Milner - June 2014
I applied to my chosen university to do an adult nursing degree, but as I left school and went straight into the army I didn't meet the criteria to get on the course. Having left the army and having a family and full time job, I thought my dream of becoming a nurse would stay that way.
My chosen university put me in contact with DistanceLearningCentre.com. I completed my access course and now meet all the requirements to start my nursing degree, which I have accepted a place to start this September.
I'm not going to say the course is easy as it's not, but you get all the support you need and the outcome and feeling you get once you finish is amazing. I would just like to thank DistanceLearningCentre.com and my tutors for all the help and support.
Georgina Sayers - June 2014
As a working mum with three children at primary school, it would have been impossible to get to university without studying online. It took determination, and there have been some very late nights, but I've done it! I have accepted an offer from Brighton University to study Primary Education and I am thrilled at the prospect of one day teaching a class of my own.
The course was challenging, but online guidance, the support of my tutors and a list of expectations for each unit made the process clear and methodical. It has been rewarding to push myself and to see what I'm capable of. I've got much more academic confidence having completed the course, which makes me less nervous about undertaking my degree.
DistanceLearningCentre.com has given me the opportunity to get to where I want to be. Thank you to my patient and supportive tutors!
Lisa Watts - June 2014 (Fab 5 Award Winner)
I was a single parent who wanted to better myself so that my child would have a better life. I was always on minimum paid work and worried that this would always be it. I decided to phone around universities to see how I would be able to enrol onto a social work course as this has always been my chosen profession (I was told at school my grades weren't good enough to progress into this profession which put a stop to it).
The DistanceLearningCentre.com site was recommended to me by the Birmingham university who informed me that they had a few students attend the university from this qualification. I phoned DistanceLearningCentre.com for information and was enrolled by the end of the day.
The course was a lot harder then I thought it would be and I did struggle when it came to the level three essays. I had to read the materials over again to understand them all but I found it helped a lot when I kept going over them.
With a lot of help from my tutor I was able to get my work up to standard and felt a lot better at that point. Tutors were always available if I needed help and student services where always available if I had any other questions about the courses.
I have recommended this course to so many friends and members of my family as well as the other courses on this site as I was very happy with DistanceLearningCentre.com and their staff and qualifications.
On my interview day to my chosen universities I was told that they were happy with this qualification as it was more suited to their course then a normal access course so I have had no regret with doing this course and thought it was money well spent and hopefully I will be able to complete my university course more easily with all the help I received from this course.
Thank you to all the members of staff who helped me throughout this course and who answered my emails promptly, without their help I would not be at university level. You have all been a great help throughout.