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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!

Fab5 Award Winner 2016 - Katie Dutton

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My DistanceLearningCentre.com journey started with the in April/May 2014, I got off to a great start with everything, completing most of my psychology modules at distinction. I was working full-time as a HCA in a London Cancer Hospital, so I was constantly tied up with work, commuting and studying, but I knew distance learning would be the only way I could achieve my dream of being a urology specialist nurse.

In 2015 I was admitted into hospital 3 times with septicaemia and eventually they found a hole in my bladder (fistula) which was constantly poisoning my abdomen. I found this out in the August after many invasive tests, and I was struggling to get my coursework completed, I thought I'd never get through the course. My tutor explained study break to me, and I took this opportunity to rest and try to get well again. I spent the duration of the study break in hospital, and a large amount of time in ITU; my husband was called to the hospital at one stage because they thought I wouldn't make it through the night. Luckily I did, and in December last year I went to theatre and had my bladder completely removed.

Since my operation I've gone from strength to strength, and I now have an internal reconstructed bladder made from bowel tissue (neobladder) thanks to UCLH. In February I started working on my assignments again, my tutor was really supportive and would call to explain things I couldn't understand. I was determined to finish the course and somehow managed to achieve merits and distinctions on all graded assignments.

I will always be grateful to DistanceLearningCentre.com, and the tutors that stood by me and helped me through a very difficult year. Without them I wouldn't be off to university in September to start my nursing degree. There were times when I lost faith, I thought it was too much work and I thought I wasn't clever enough. To anybody that's starting with DistanceLearningCentre.com, my advice would be to keep the finish line in mind and when things get tough, hold on to the reason you're doing it- YOU will get there, no matter how many obstacles stand in your way! (Jun 16)

Jan 2017 update: ? Katie accepted an offer from De Montfort University in Leicester and will start her BSc in Adult Nursing in February.

I was recommended DistanceLearningCentre.com by one of my nursing friends - Jenny Wilde

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I finished school 5 years ago now and was working for a year as a healthcare assistant in my local hospital, I decided I wanted to study nursing and go to university to do so.

I was recommended DistanceLearningCentre.com by one of my nursing friends so I made the decision to enroll for an access to nursing course to get back into studying.

Now I have had three offers from universities which I didn't think was possible and can't wait to go through this new experience and become a nurse thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com for preparing me. (Jun 16)

I completed it and I have gained so many new skills - Natasha Simmons

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I completed the Access to Psychology Diploma in just over 8 months.

The last few weeks were one of the most stressful times of my life currently but I completed it and I have gained so many new skills. (Jun 16)

Distance learning suited me very well. The course material and support given was excellent - Becky Hubbard

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I completed an access to midwifery course with DistanceLearningCentre.com. I had a full time job working with people with mental health issues and I completed my studies in my own time.

I would never have had time to go to college so distance learning suited me very well. The course material and support given was excellent.

Completing the course has given me an acceptance in the University of East Anglia to study adult nursing. Thank you very much DistanceLearningCentre.com, I really appreciate everything you've done. (Jun 16)

I will be going to university to do education studies to become a primary school teacher - Gemma Parker

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I've been with my partner for nearly 10 years and we have 2 amazing 16 month old twins. Before I had them I was a debt counsellor/advisor but felt I wanted to move into teaching.

So, on completion of my access course I will be going to Bishop Grosseteste University to do education studies to become a primary school teacher. So excited! (Jun 16)