What our students say 2015-2016 page 13
"My only regret is that I didn't do this course sooner!"
I received excellent guidance when applying to university - Faye Smith
'On top of the world' is the only way to describe my feelings after completing The Access to Nursing Diploma. Leaving school without A-levels imposed limits on future career options. DistanceLearningCentre.com has given me the opportunity to pursue my lifelong nursing ambition, offering flexible study fitting around other commitments.
The friendly, approachable tutors always provided positive support and responded promptly to e-mails with constructive advice. I received excellent guidance while composing my personal statement when applying to university - something that I couldn't have done alone. DistanceLearningCentre.com has instilled me with confidence, courage and have gained the academic skills vital to pursue my nursing career. Don't hesitate choose to study with them. (Nov 15)
It helped me develop many skills and they've got some amazing Tutors - Alwin Rajappan
I really don't know how to thank DistanceLearningCentre.com and their excellent tutors who guided and encouraged me to finish my access course and get a Place in university.
Previously I was a Computer Science student but I wanted to transfer into Nursing and I didn't have right qualifications to apply. So I did Health and Social Care foundation but most universities prefered Access to Nursing and it was very stressful time for me.
Then I heard about DistanceLearningCentre.com, I applied and got a place. Studying with them was amazing, it helped me develop many skills and they've got some amazing Tutors. Without them I would'nt be writing this now so a big thank you.
I had to get both work experience and also academic qualification to apply for nursing and DistanceLearningCentre.com is the right place. I did my studies online and I did work experience in a few places. I had a part time job too. The main thing when studying online is that you have to be self-motivated. There will be help, but if you don't put effort and time and hard work you won't meet your goal.
I passed my Access Course and I got a place at Birmingham City University for Nursing. I am super-excited to start my course. Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com and my amazing Tutors for making my dream come true. I am now Officially a Nursing Student. I would recommend this 100% to any of my family and friends.?(Nov 15)
I have received four offers from University - Fiona Kendrew
From a young age I have always been interested in the caring profession, so nursing was my first choice as a career. Although, I did not have enough credits at level 3 after my A levels to gain a place at university. So I began working as a health care assistant at a hospital for a few years to gain experience in care. Then, after hearing about DistanceLearningCentre.com from my sister, who had previously completed an access course, I decided to go for it.
The DistanceLearningCentre.com access course enabled me to complete the course in my own time whilst still working full time. The course is obviously recognised by universities because I have received four offers. Now after a lot of effort and hard work I have completed the course and am looking forward to studying adult nursing next year. (Nov 15)
Help, support and advice was only a phone call or e-mail away - Jennie Kocur
I began studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com in December 2013 and I cannot recommend them highly enough. As a single mother with a full and part time job, I needed an education provider that allowed me to study in my own time and they were the ideal company.
I had been out of education for 10 years and was apprehensive as to what to expect. However, I shouldn't have worried. The course material was easy to follow and I had the expert help of two tutors throughout my course; help, support and advice was only a phone call or e-mail away.
I have now completed my Access to HE course with excellent results. I am very proud of my achievements so far and look forward to applying to study at University. I have the continued help and support of my tutor with the UCAS application process and my personal statement. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com and I am one step closer to my career as a Midwife. (Nov 15)
My 1st stepping stone to a fulfilling and rewarding career and life - Jaco Ferreira
Since I was a young boy I had a dream; a dream to become a proper nurse one day, help people, make the ill better, and with the help of the DLC team my dream is now becoming a reality.
In 2011 I enrolled in the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions) course provided by DistanceLearningCentre.com. I worked full-time and my father sadly passed away just as I started, things were difficult. However, my tutor encouraged me to keep going, to believe in myself and I managed, with her support, to successfully complete the course in 2012. It is now 2015 and I am about to enter stage 3 of the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) course at Plymouth University which I am really enjoying.
The end is in sight. I am getting closer to becoming the qualified nurse I always wanted to be, able to help those is need, making those who are ill better, and supporting their families.
Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com ... my 1st stepping stone to a fulfilling and rewarding career and life. (Writing in August 15)
It's a fantastic, personal and supportive learning environment - Katie B
I just wanted to offer some words of wisdom and advice from someone who has taken the Access to Nursing course and is now a 1st year student nurse!
Firstly I want to say how much I appreciate DistanceLearningCentre.com, it's a fantastic, personal and supportive learning environment and I would recommend them to anyone.
The course sets you up beautifully for the modules involved in a nursing degree especially science based subjects. One of my first modules is Introduction to Life Sciences and it is intense! We have six weeks to learn; the organisation of the body, the skin and temperature regulation, the musculoskeletal system, the heart, blood vessels and the lympathic system, the respiratory system, the renal system, gastrointestinal system, nervous system, endocrine system and the reproductive system.
We had one lecture on each subject and two lectures (in this module) a week. Maybe some uni's are different but I would imagine its very similar. That is a lot of work. I am quickly learning that my DistanceLearningCentre.com work was absolutely vital and I'm miles ahead of those that haven't done science since school. So learn it now while you can, enjoy it and appreciate the time you get to learn it! Please don't let this put you off, I'm trying to help you see just how relevant the course is.
Other current modules are Practical Skills which involves working in a lab and learning skills such as taking someones vital signs and learning how to give injections. We also do Theories and Practices of Nursing which is about nursing models, assessment tools and research. There is a maths exam in january so we have weekly sessions on this too.
There is a lot of work and we are currently already sitting mock exams for our exams which take place in January. I go out to placement at UCLH at the beginning of November and I cannot wait!! If anyone has any questions about DistanceLearningCentre.com, the application process for uni or the adults nursing course itself then please ask, I would be happy to help.
I am having the time of my life! Living in halls is incredible and finally studying for my dream career is all I have wanted for a long time. So persevere because you will get there. (Nov 15)