What our students say 2017-2018 page 4
"Within the interview they immediately recognised the distance learning programme."
I wasn't sure if I was still young enough to start studying again - Giselle Thoumine
I wanted to enrol on a Nursing Degree course but wasn't sure if I was still young enough to start studying again. I completed the diploma for Nursing and Midwifery and surprised myself with the grades and how well I took to studying.
Learning with the DistanceLearningCentre.com helped me fit the studying around my job as an Administration Manager. I am so pleased that I have a place on the Middlesex University Nursing Degree which I am able to undertake through the Institute of Health and Social Studies here in Guernsey starting September 2018. I also moved from my Admin job in January to become a Nursing Auxiliary to gain experience.
Dreams really can come true if you believe in them! (Jun 2018)
It also has great resources like a forum and the Facebook page, where you can ask for advice - Hayley Brooks
I'm currently in full time employment in the NHS as an ECG technician, and in order to progress in this career, I needed to go to university. Unfortunately, I had no science based subjects in my educational background, and after emailing a university, the tutor suggested I complete the Access to Higher Education diploma with DistanceLearningCentre.com, and informed me I'd have to get top grades to be considered for a place on the course.
At the time, this seemed a very daunting task! But, I'm proud to say that I have just completed the course and gained overall distinctions in every module! And met all criteria for my conditional university offer. I'm not saying the course wasn't hard, it took a lot of hard work and motivation to stay focused and prioritise it over other things like social activities. But, It was all absolutely worth it! It enabled me to achieve my goals and start working towards my career as a physiologist.
I really would recommend doing this course to anyone considering it. Especially if, like me, you struggle with exams! The fact that it's mostly course work is a huge bonus, and the tutors are so great with giving you help and advice via emails and phone calls! With it all being online, it also means you can continue with work and do it at a time that suits you! It also has great resources like a forum and the Facebook page, where you can ask for advice; and I've made great friends through it! (Jun 2018)
I applied for three BSC Paramedic Practioner degrees and was successful at interview for all - Mike Martin
Definitely, do it and be positive!!! A fantastic facility providing a flexible solution to easing yourself back into academia.
At first, I was apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. One would say I already had too much on my plate. With 11 years' experience on the lifeboat crew and my willingness to assist others, I soon realised that I wanted to start a fresh, a clean slate as a paramedic within the Ambulance service.
As a mature student returning to education, I had to complete a HE Access diploma, to meet UCAS criteria. I visited various colleges with the aim to complete the next step, but a full time 3 day a week course was not viable, and my circumstances just wouldn't allow at.
Finding DistanceLearningCentre.com was my saviour!! I completed the course in the minimum time of six months as well as all of my other commitments. I applied for three BSC Paramedic Practioner degrees at UWE, Plymouth and Bournemouth and was successful at interview for all. Within the interview they immediately recognised the distance learning programme, noting that you must be independent and that it is a big commitment of your free time.
I'm not going to lie, it was hard, and I sometimes found myself wanted to give in and continue with my job, but I stuck at it and have achieved mostly distinctions. The diploma itself is delivered as a step by step guide with learning materials. 60 credits is approx. 600 hours of work and trust me it's a big commitment but if you can spare the time you will be fine.
I cannot thank the tutors enough for their time and commitment to their students, often replying to emails late into the evening. I am starting at Plymouth University in September and am excited for future within my new career. (Jun 2018)
My experience studying at DistanceLearningCentre.com has been amazing - Godwin Aliagwu
I first heard about DistanceLearningCentre.com from Anglia Ruskin University.
My experience studying at DistanceLearningCentre.com has been amazing. It offers the opportunity to study and keep a full-time job which regular College could not provide.
The course material provided have helped to make the course much less difficult to understand. (Jun 2018)
Materials were excellent and assessments were easy to follow and complete - April Ashton
Studying in my own time meant that I could continue with my full-time job. There were times when I felt like giving up. Yet, with support and encouragement from my family and tutors all of my hard work has paid off.
I found the tutors to be extremely supportive and encouraging, the materials were excellent and assessments were easy to follow and complete, and the student forum was there for reassurance.
I would definitely recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com as they have helped me to achieve what I thought was the impossible. Thank you so much, I can now follow my dreams of becoming a qualified Physiotherapist. (Jun 2018)