What our students say 2019-2020 page 2
"I was amazed at the positive energy they had towards further education."
They truly took their time helping me with my coursework and it was very much a personalised experience - Melissa Vindidu
I started my studies with DistanceLearningCentre.com with the intention of bettering my grades in order for me to be able to go to university. I chose to do the Access to Psychology Diploma as it suited my interests and I felt it would be beneficial for my university and potential career choices. Both the tutors that I had for the Psychology and Criminology aspect of the course were incredible individuals.
I was facing some personal issues during my studies and had a baby in between which prolonged the length of my course considerably. I however still always felt that my tutors were patient, kind, compassionate, supportive and actually wanted me to complete the course and succeed in my post diploma endeavours. They truly took their time helping me if I had any issues with my coursework and didn’t make me feel like I was just another individual – it was very much a personalised encounter and experience.
I have always had anxiety issues with exams and although the exams in the course were very different (yet still anxiety inducing) compared to a sat exam in a large hall, the tutors still helped to put my mind at ease and I was able to succeed. I have now completed my Access course and am currently enrolled with my first-choice university as my grades turned out better than expected (greatly due to the support that I had)! I am studying Social Work now and as I am going through assessments and modules for university, I still often have teachings from my tutors at distancelearningcentre.com guiding me in my head. I am truly grateful to them and highly recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone looking to further their education. (Jul 2020)
I was amazed at the positive energy they had towards further education - Adnan Hussain
From a young age I always carried an ambition to obtain an education from a prestigious institution, which would allow me to advocate change. Unfortunately, due to family circumstances I had to start working when I left school. After a life changing experience at 32 years of age, I decided to fulfil this ambition.
Returning to education can be a very daunting challenge for a mature student, so like all in my situation, I was very apprehensive. My only other educational experience was in the regular school system and I knew I had to find a provider who was flexible, as I still needed to work but also allow me to develop a range of skills, which would be vital to further education.
After speaking to DistanceLearningCentre.com, they removed a lot of my concerns. Everything was explained in a very professional manner and I was amazed at the positive energy they had towards further education. I also suffer from learning disabilities and the support network they have in place for this is brilliant. I decided this was the best organisation to study my Access to Social Science.
On my very first lesson everything was broken down. Information on writing skills and critical thinking, which were vital parts of the course, was explained to me. The ILP (Individual Learning Plan) was another helpful tool. It allowed me to plan my modules and work towards a time frame which enabled me to fit my studies around my work. The weekly one to ones with my tutor were very helpful. Any problems in terms of knowledge I was having on the course we could then engage with so I could come to a better understanding.
I cannot put into words the support I had from my tutor. They pushed me every step of the way and made me believe in my ability. The support I received was way beyond what I expected. My tutor constantly encouraged me to seek extra knowledge and highlighted resources which would further develop knowledge on the areas I was studying. As I studied more of the course, my confidence grew. Feedback from my essays always highlighted areas I could develop.
I experienced a lot of issues during the course and went through some difficult times. The support that I received I will always be truly grateful for, because without that, I would have not obtained all distinctions. My tutor was amazing! Their constant belief in me and encouragement not to give up has put me in this position.
I will be applying this year to study International Relations at some of the best Universities in the country. (Jul 2020)
I began my studies and was amazed by how well it fits around looking after a family and working full time - Poppy Gilchrist
Being a paramedic was always a dream of mine, but being a single mum, I thought there was no way I would be able to get back into studying. This was until I was told about DistanceLearningCentre.com.
I began my studies and was amazed by how well it fits around looking after a family and working full time. There were times I found it tough, but you receive a lot of support from the tutors who are at the end of an email or a phone call. The materials you are given work great with the assignments and you are helped, along with other resources, to really get those grades up.
Thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com and my tutors who helped me not only gain the qualifications, but also the confidence to carry on with my studies at university. I am now waiting to start Paramedic Science at Bournemouth University which is a dream come true! (Jul 2020)
What a great decision that was! - Cristina-Maria Pop
I had reached a dead end in my 4-year career as a dental assistant and though I was highly appreciated at work, I felt depressed most of the time like there was nothing that could help without changing careers anymore. What I really wanted deep down inside was to be able to treat patients myself.
Last year, whilst being out of formal education for 15 years, I was advised at an Open Day event that an Access to HE Diploma would help me fulfil basic entry requirements. I had never heard about such a course before as all my qualifications were from outside the UK, and you can imagine the panic when I found out my local college decided to cancel their Access to Healthcare course all of a sudden, for lack of students.
I could not afford to commute to another far away college and keep a job too, so it was the luckiest day of my life when I found out about DistanceLearningCentre.com and decided to contact them. I found out that they offered an even wider range of qualifications and I was able to study whilst keeping my full-time job and taking care of my young family. They advised me that the course I wanted to enrol might not be the best for my dream University, so I followed their advice and enrolled on the Access to Health Professions course. What a great decision that was! It took 9 months to finish my course and as the whole country was going into lock-down I was able to continue my studies and submit assessments as before. DistanceLearningCentre.com have worked hard during these difficult times for all their students to reach their goals.
Only a year ago I had a big and far-fetched dream that I could change my life completely, make it into dental school at 36 years old and become a Dental Therapist and Hygienist. Today I am that student, all thanks to the brilliant programme, amazing staff and supportive network of students here.
I hope whoever is reading this decides it’s never too late for a change, never too late to follow your dreams, unrealistic as they may seem in the beginning. There is always a way and DistanceLearningCentre.com might be your key to success, as it has been mine. (Jul 2020)
They completely changed my mind about distance learning and I have been recommending them to all my friends - Andy Swain
After seven years in my career, I felt there was a need for change. Although I worked within a technical area, it had been 13 years since I studied anything academic. I was inspired to complete the Access to Nursing and Midwifery course through the DistanceLearningCentre.com after having spoken to one of my friends who had completed it.
The key reasons for me choosing them were that they had great reviews, you could study at your own pace and they offered an instalment plan for the fees. This helped me with the peaks and troughs of my job.
Their initial units in research skills and academic writing aided me throughout my course. The DistanceLearningCentre.com give you what you need to pass your course and more. Their resources and external links are exemplary and there is no need to purchase resources externally. The DistanceLearningCentre.com’s Facebook page was a great resource to ask questions and speak to other likeminded students.
Throughout they have been timely, professional and approachable. They completely changed my mind about distance learning and I have been recommending them to all of my friends who are considering changing career pathways. (Jul 2020)