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To demonstrate just how proud we all are of your success, we have created the Awards of Achievement, which are awarded annually to our ten most oustanding students.

The winners get back half the cost of their course fees!

The communication between tutors and office staff is great - Anna Kireev

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Fab5 Award Nominee

I have absolutely loved studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com, the communication between tutors and office staff is great, and the course (Access to Midwifery) is also outstanding. The portal is very easy to use and provides a lot fantastic information.

I have had two fantastic teachers who helped me every step of the way whenever I needed help with any of my modules. They were amazing; extremely supportive and helpful.

During this course I gave birth to my baby girl but with her help I have managed to still finish the course before the 12 months was up. I am proud to say I have achieved fantastic grades with all the support. Thank you! (Jun 15)

Sometimes I had some technical issues and, after a couple of emails, these were resolved - Nina Phipps

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Fab5 Award Nominee

Since my initial enquiry about the Midwifery access course, I found DistanceLearningCentre.com very helpful and informative. As soon as I had enrolled I was able to talk to my tutor, who was incredibly reassuring and supportive. I was one of the first to go through the course with Ascentis as the Awarding Body which meant some changes to the course material and order of subjects but my tutor kept me informed about materials and next steps so there was minimal disruption.

Sometimes I had some technical issues and again, after a couple of emails, these were resolved. The structure has been convenient for me as a learning style which has fitted in with my family commitments. You must be self disciplined and motivated to complete the course but if you show how willing you are to succeed then you will get plenty of support.

I studied a 12 month course over a 7 month period to ensure a 2015 placement at university. It was intense but really rewarding and I received offers from both of the two universities that I applied to. (Jun 15)

I have recommended DistanceLearningCentre.com to a few friends already - Claire Walsh

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Fab5 Award Nominee

When I began working towards my dream of becoming a midwife, I initially went down the traditional route of studying A Levels, as in my mind this was the way into university. As a mature student who works full time, this meant enrolling on a distance learning course with a different company. Although I passed my A Levels, I was new to independent study and it was only when I discovered the excellent DistanceLearningCentre.com that I realised how important tutor support is.

I began studying towards the Access to Higher Education Diploma and the difference was immediately apparent. The encouragement that you are given by the tutors is fantastic and was exactly what I needed to regain my confidence. I also now feel so much more prepared for university study as along the way I was given invaluable guidance in essay planning and writing skills as well as research and referencing.

I had two really great tutors who made sure I knew that there was no such thing as a stupid question! They were always readily available and offered support by email and over the phone and I owe them both a big thank you. I have recommended DistanceLearningCentre.com to a few friends already. If you're thinking about going for it and are prepared to put the time and work in, then definitely do it because it's a very rewarding stepping stone to higher education. My only regret is that I didn't discover it before signing up for those A Levels! (Jun 15)

There was a lot of human support ... both from other students online and from my friendly tutor - Christine Best

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I completed my DistanceLearningCentre.com Access to Nursing Diploma as a 24/7 single parent to two young children. Initially I worried my dreams were unrealistic; to become a student nurse at almost 40 years old. Meeting fellow students online soon allayed these fears, as many were in similar positions, yet getting good grades. The workload proved substantial but manageable, even around two voluntary jobs and a part-time college based counselling course. My hope to rise above a life on benefits, having previously working in warehousing and gardening, is now a journey well underway.

Even when I questioned my abilities, and doubted whether I would gain a university place, my tutor kept me positive and on track. For a distance learning course, there was a lot of human support behind the scenes, both from other students online and from my friendly tutor who always had time to chat. Under my tutor's guidance I achieved full distinctions, securing a university place to study Mental Health Nursing. My chosen university's interview panel seemed particulalry impressed by the strong independent study and research skills encouraged by the course format.

From the beginning, my life has been enriched in many unexpected ways, improving my time-management, IT, academic and organisation skills, along with my self-belief and confidence. One of my biggest highlights was hitting the 'submit' button on my UCAS application, only 20 years overdue! As a teenager the whole UCAS procedure scared me rigid and I dropped out without even trying. Thankfully this Diploma actually guided me through the whole process, from gathering information and ideas, to drawing up and checking my personal statement. I just have not looked back since starting, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting more out of life. (Jun 15)

From the first contact to the completion of the course, I cannot praise enough the help and guidance I have received - Beverley McQuillan

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I left school and went straight into work in a Medical Centre, which is the work I still do now! It was always my ambition to become a Nurse, however I did not leave school with all of the qualifications needed to go to university. I gained lots of experience and was working full time. I came across DistanceLearningCentre.com when I was looking for distance learning courses in higher education, so I was able to continue working and study alongside this. From the first contact to the completion of the course, I cannot praise enough the help and guidance I have received. The admin staff and the tutors are fabulous!

Whilst it hasn't been an easy time with the death of a parent and an illness, I managed to complete the diploma in Nursing within 8 months. It was a lot of hard work and at times, I thought it was all too much, but I am glad I stuck with it and got there in the end.

I was offered interviews at university, however due to illness I had to withdraw my application. I am hoping to re-apply this September for 2016. To all thinking of doing one of the Diplomas, I say go for it! Best decision I ever made. Thank you SO much all at DLC :-) (Jun 15)