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What our students say 2016-2017 page 4

"I could study in a way which was much more accommodating of my job"

The tutors were brilliant; I found them very supportive and understanding - Sylwia Borkiewicz

Sylwia Borkiewicz

Fab5 Award Nominee

I have been dreaming of studying nursing for a long time, however, one of the entry requirements at the University was that I complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Having a full-time job and my hands full at home with my three-year-old daughter, I could not afford to attend a full-time course in the local college so, I started searching the Internet where I luckily found DistanceLearningCentre.com.

I started the Diploma at the end of Oct. 2016, struggling to find at least 24 hours per week to study, as my toddler constantly needed my attention and she did not allow me to have any free time during the day. Even my tutor initially suggested that perhaps it would be better for me to extend the completion date as she was worried that the lack of time combined with the heavy workload I was having might affect the grades. I was, however, determined to finish the course on time and I successfully managed to do it.

The tutors were brilliant; I found them very supportive and understanding throughout the entire course, always willing to postpone the deadlines due to unexpected obstacles I encountered. My efforts have eventually been rewarded with excellent grades and now I am ready to apply for a nursing course at the University. I really enjoyed the Access Diploma and I have already recommended it to two of my colleagues who are planning to come back to education. (Jun 2017)

The encouragement from my tutor helped me to keep pushing on - Fortune Mukahadzi

Fortune Mukahadzi

My success on my short course was down to three things ? DistanceLearningCentre.com providing me simplified reading materials, my tutor being readily available to discuss problems and my course being tailor-made to suit me and my circumstances.

The encouragement from my tutor, friends and family helped me to keep pushing on. I'm now away for a masters' course, thanks to Distancelearningcentre.com (Jun 2017)

It was perfect for me - Jade Powell

Jade Powell

I have just completed the Access to HE Diploma (Allied Health Professions). Before starting the course I worked part time as a health care assistant and I had tried completing the course at a college but both times I started at college I found out I was pregnant. As I always got anaemia I was too tired to go to college, work and look after my family.

I looked to see if I could do the course online and found DistanceLearningCentre.com. It was perfect for me as it meant I had more time to commit to the Diploma. It took me a little longer than I had hoped but this was due to having another child whilst completing my studying. So with 5 children I decided to stay at home and focus on my course, this helped immensely. Even though at times it was difficult, I persevered and as I have achieved the qualifications that I needed, I have now secured a place at University of Central Lancashire which is where I wanted to go (Jun 2017)

I got through my Access course due to the enormous kindness and support from tutors and staff - Tania De Aquino

Tania De Aquino

David J Moore Memorial Bursary Runner up - this award is made by Ascentis, the Awarding Body for our Access Diplomas. Runners up receive £200. Each of Ascentis' 57 centres are asked to submit nominees for each of 2 categories, so competition for this bursary is intense. We, at DistanceLearningCentre.com, would like to congratulate Tania on this fantastic achievement.

I enrolled with DistanceLearningCentre.com as I did not have enough qualifications pursue a career in Psychology, so I embraced the Access to Social Sciences. I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I made. The tutors are excellent mentors and highly supportive. The course is amazing and on a number of occasions, I had to deal with customer services and financial services, they too were always excellent in every single way!

In October 2016, I was in a middle way to my Access Course and unfortunately, I was taken ill and I realised I needed a break to concentrate more on my treatment. After a 2-month break, I decided to continue my course whilst still undergoing treatments. It was a challenge that sometimes was not easy and I can only thank my tutor for his continuous support.

I refused to give up pursuing my goal and I have now been offered a place at University. I think if you really want to achieve something, no matter the obstacles, with determination and a positive mind everything is reachable! I got through my Access course due to the flexibility that DistanceLearningCentre.com offers and the enormous kindness and support from tutors and staff. I can only be grateful for my journey with DistanceLearningCentre.com to make me one step closer to my future career and I certainly highly recommend them as a great way to study! (Jun 2017)

I could study in a way which was much more accommodating of my job - Tobias Collins

Tobias Collins

I began my Access to HE Diploma in Law with DistanceLearningCentre.com in October 2016, and seven months later I had completed, meeting my conditional offer from the University of Manchester with 45 graded credits at Distinction. The task was not easy and the Diploma was often challenging, but I sincerely believe that my success was largely due to choosing DistanceLearningCentre.com.

By opting for distance learning, I was forced to develop my independent research skills in far greater detail than I would have done in a classroom, whilst my skills regarding note taking, exam preparation, and self-discipline to meet deadlines were greatly tested. These skills are essential for University studies, and I believe distance learning has developed them in far greater detail than could have been possible by learning at a college.

The tutors are simply brilliant, effortlessly striking the perfect balance between providing just enough insight when I was struggling, whilst also allowing me to independently explore the subject. It is largely due to the ethos of my hardworking tutor that I was able to achieve the results that I did.

The flexibility of distance learning meant that I could study in a way which was much more accommodating of my job as a residential child care worker for children with learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, and severe autism. I was able to achieve without putting too much strain on my work or personal life. (Jun 2017)