What our students say 2018-2019 page 1
"There was a lot of help available applying to University, in regards to UCAS and my personal statement."
In the 2018/19 Academic Year, our students completed and were awarded Certificates for:
- 770 Access to HE Diplomas
- 284 Access to HE Certificates of Achievement
- 36 Progression Awards
GCSE & Functional Skills Enrolments
- 181 Maths GCSE
- 119 English GCSE
- 65 Science GCSE
- 67 Maths Functional Skills
- 21 English Functional Skills
Students gained places at the following 120 universities for 2019 entry:
Aberystwyth University, Anglia Ruskin University, Aston University, Bangor University, Bath Spa University, Bath University, Birbeck University of London, Birmingham City University, Birmingham University, Bolton University, Bournemouth University, BPP University, Bradford College, Bradford University, Brighton University, Bristol University, British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Brunel University, Buckinghamshire New University, Cambridge University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, Central Lancashire (UCLAN) University, Chester University, City University of London, Coventry University, Cumbria University, De Montfort University, Derby University, Durham University, East Anglia University, East London University, Edgehill University, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Napier University, Essex University, Exeter University, Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Gloucestershire University, Goldsmiths University of London, Greenwich University, Glyndwr University Wrexham, Harper Adams University, Havering College, Hertfordshire University, Huddersfield University, Hull University, Keele University, Kent University, Kings College London, Kingston University, Lancaster University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds University, Leicester University, Lincoln University, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool University, London College of Creative Media, London Metropolitan University, London South Bank University, Loughborough University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, Middlesex University, New College Durham, Newcastle University, Newman University, Northampton University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham University, Oxford Brookes University, Plumpton College, Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth University, Point Blank Music School, Portsmouth University, Queen Mary University of London, Reading University, Robert Gordon University, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway University of London, Salford University, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield University, SOAS University of London, Solent University Southampton, South Wales University, Southampton University, St Andrews University, St George's University of London, St Mary's University, Staffordshire University, Stirling University, Sunderland University, Surrey University, Sussex University, Swansea University, Teesside University, The University of Law, Ulster University, University Campus Suffolk, University College London (UCL), University of Aberdeen, University of Bedfordshire, University of the Arts, University of the West of England, University of Winchester, Warwick College, West London University, Westminster University, Wolverhampton University, Worcester University, York St John University, York University.
I was initially skeptical about the quality of the online education but how wrong was I - Maja Kostrzewa
As a mature student with small children, I was reluctant to start studying again. I had plenty of excuses and procrastinated for years. Now I wish I had done it sooner!
I was initially skeptical about the quality of the online education but how wrong was I! The DistanceLearningCentre.com course has been a truly transformative experience. The course structure and materials were logically laid out and units built upon and progressed smoothly into one another. I loved working at my own pace, around my work and family commitments.
I have really enjoyed learning and gained confidence in my academic abilities. The Access course has been immensely enjoyable and beneficial. It had a fresh, modern feel to it with tutors always there to hold my hand and help me along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
I have gained a place on my chosen Midwifery course at the University of Northampton and I can't wait to start. (Jul 2019)
Having deadlines every 2 to 4 weeks has really kept me on track - Ian Howie
I decided last year, at the age of 47, to retrain as a physiotherapist. I did a maths degree nearly 30 years ago, spent ten years becoming a potter, then moved into office work and became an accountant. I went part-time and got very into contemporary dance, which led me to physiotherapy as a next career. It wasn't until my first university open day at Bradford that I found out my very old school exams wouldn't count towards my UCAS points. That was a bit of a panic! I work 3 days a week, and didn't see how I could fit in an Access Course at my local FE college. Fortunately the staff at Bradford told me about DistanceLearningCentre.com.
The DistanceLearningCentre.com Access Course for Health Professionals has suited me really well. I've been able to study in my own time at my own pace. The learning materials have been really thorough. It took me a while to work out what was expected, and how things worked, but my tutor was a great help in this. Working online, with a few textbooks I bought, and access to a real human being for a tutor (by phone or email) is really effective.
I'm pretty self-motivated to study, but having deadlines every 2 to 4 weeks has really kept me on track. Also, getting the marks back within a week or so is really motivating, and also reassuring - I knew I would find out quickly if I wasn't doing things right.
I've really enjoyed the course, both the psychology and the biology. Most weeks I've said out loud, "Wow, that's amazing!" to myself and the computer as I've discovered something new! I'm really pleased to have a place at UWE Bristol for September. (Jul 2019)
It was essential that I could do the course online, as I work shifts and wouldn't be able to get to college - Amy Hunt
I found DistanceLearningCentre.com whilst looking for an Access Course. For me, it was essential that I could do the course online, as I work shifts and wouldn't be able to get to college one day a week. I started the Access to HE: Nursing (Allied Health Professionals) in September 2018, setting myself a goal to complete the course within 8 months. At this point, I had not studied at anything above a BTEC or NVQ for 6-7 years.
If you're thinking about starting a course with DistanceLearningCentre.com, I'm here to tell you it's possible. The tutors are brilliant at working around you and your other commitments. At one stage, I was on night shifts and was able to plan my Biology exam around my night pattern, taking it as late in the day as I could before my shift. I also made some friends within the Student Forum and the DLC Facebook page, who have been going through the same.
Good luck all with your future studies! (Jul 2019)
There was a lot of help available when I was applying to University, in regards to UCAS and writing my personal statement - Rebekah Chapman
It has always been my ambition to be a Midwife. I left school with my A Levels but fell pregnant at 18 with my son. As my family progressed, this dream got pushed back and I had my daughter 2 years later. When my children came of school age I decided it was time to start pursuing my dream again. With two children and a part time job, I knew I would have to do an online course rather than attending a college.
After researching online courses, I decided to go with DistanceLearningCentre.com and I'm so glad I did. I chose the Access to Midwifery (Nursing and Midwifery) course, which was full of relevant content and the structure and extensive materials were extremely useful when completing assignments. My tutors were absolutely fantastic, always on hand to help out whenever I needed and I honestly could not thank them enough for guiding me through my course. I'm proud to say I finished with a full set of distinctions, all in less than a year.
There was also a lot of help available when I was applying to University, in regards to UCAS and writing my personal statement. I have secured a place at my first choice University and will be starting Midwifery in September 2019. Thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com, I am now completely prepared for University as I feel I have acquired the necessary skills and regained my confidence. I am so excited to continue my path to my dream career and I can't thank them enough. (Jul 2019)
Once I discovered the flexibility of studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com online, my future goals seemed to be within reach once again - Alexandros Avlonitis
"The Key to Success is to find that key" ... That key for me proved to be studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com and their (excellent) Sports Studies online course.
Due to unforeseen circumstances whilst studying through the traditional method at college for a BTEC Level 3 Sports Science Diploma, my studies had to be interrupted and my hopes of getting into 'uni' seemed to have been dashed!
However, once I discovered the flexibility of studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com online, my future goals seemed to be within reach once again, after successfully completing DistanceLearningCentre.com's Sports Studies course. My tutors deserve a mention here, for all their patience and encouragement, without their guidance I am not sure I would have succeeded! Thank You.
I have now reached my goal and have been offered a place at London Metropolitan University to Study Sports Therapy. "The key to success is to focus on goals not obstacles!" I really cannot thank the DistanceLearningCentre.com enough. (Jul 2019)