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2013-2014 page 8

My own personal tutor helped me through every step of the course

Marc Bentham - June 2014


I applied to DistanceLearningCentre.com back in 2011. At the time due to work/child commitments, it wouldn't have been possible for me to attend college and after researching various options I stumbled across DistanceLearningCentre.com and thought this would be perfect for me. When I initially enrolled I was studying Access to Paramedicine but eventually wanted to change this as there wasn't enough places for student paramedics and there was a great deal of competition for places at my local university.

I started work as a health care assistant at a local hospital and after a few months, my ward manager/sister told me that I should do my nurse training as I would be a great nurse. After speaking to my tutor at DistanceLearningCentre.com, they allowed me to change some of the level 3 modules to Adult Nursing.

It has taken me around three years to complete my access to HE diploma due to my hospital work commitments, voluntary work and office work for the family business as well as my two children. However I completed most of the level 3 modules in around 4 months due to me being offered a place at Teesside University for September 2014, where I will be studying Adult Nursing Bsc Hons.

So if you are willing to work hard and are organized then you can complete this Diploma in around 6 months. DistanceLearningCentre.com are flexible, helpful, supportive and as long as you have the determination to achieve your goals anything is possible.

Sarah Jeffreys - June 2014


When I first decided to join DistanceLearningCentre.com and do the Access to Social Work course I wondered how I would manage to fit in my studies around my family and work commitments. I had no reason to worry! I was appointed my own personal tutor who helped me through every step of the course, giving me valuable feedback and advice along the way.

The DistanceLearningCentre.com support team is very helpful and they were there whenever I needed them. If you are wondering if you can do it or not then you probably can! This course has given me the fantastic chance of getting into my chosen university so I can get study towards the career that I REALLY want.

Paula Purcell - June 2014


I am still in shock that I am going to university in September! I never thought I would get this far after being let down on several occasions to get onto an access course, and I am glad I was or else I would never of discovered DistanceLearningCentre.com!

The course has been amazing, and I have achieved more than I could imagine, my tutors' support has been incredible and the whole experience has been one I will never forget!

Thank you so much, DistanceLearningCentre.com!

June Kotey - June 2014


The whole distance learning experience can be compared to that of a roller coaster, there are ups and downs, but you are guaranteed to come out feeling victorious. I am incredibly proud to say I completed my course in eight months, whilst working full time, which means if I can do it then anybody can.

Thanks to my incredibly supportive tutor I successfully applied and received offers of places at all five of my chosen universities. Without the support and guidance of my tutor I don't believe I would have done so well, I was given the belief that I can achieve anything I can put my mind to and because of that, I came out victorious. I look forward to university in September and my message to prospective students is that you can do it!

Matthew Butcher - June 2014


Coming from working in a background of Catering, I knew it wasn't the career for me so I chose to branch out into going to University to train to be an Adult Nurse, not having left school with the correct qualifications. I went back to college in 2012 to re take my Maths and English.

Since leaving school I have never really thought of myself as a very academic person, since I have been studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com it has really given me an insight into what studying will be like at University. The course is very challenging as it requires you to do a lot of self-study and teaching using the materials provided. The tutors are very helpful if you have any problems and are also very quick to respond. I would recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone wanting to complete an Access course who have full time jobs or family's and other commitment's but you must be prepared to put in the effort and time as you can get distracted easily and out of sync, but the feeling of accomplishment is great when you finish. I have now secured a place at University Northampton on a BSc in Adult Nursing starting in September which I am really looking forward to.

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