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!
I was really sceptical at first, but I quickly felt reassured after speaking to the enrolment team - Sofie Engelhardt
After being made redundant as an airhostess due to the Corona-virus pandemic, I enrolled with DistanceLearningCentre.com. After a 5-year study break, I was hoping to get accepted at university studying Politics and International Relations. I was originally looking to sign up with a local college, but as this didn't work with childcare arrangements, I had to look for online options. I was really sceptical at first, but I quickly felt reassured after speaking to the enrolment team. The tutors were remarkable and the materials were easy to navigate and understand with advice on how to seek further more in depth information in order to educate myself further.
Completing the course through the coronavirus pandemic as well as falling pregnant halfway through, was definitely a challenge with closed childcare facilities and therefore many long nights and extended deadlines, but with the incredible support from my tutor I managed to complete the course within my set time-frame of 8 months.
Although I have decided to defer my studies to next year due to my current circumstances, I have now completed my course with grades that by far exceeded my expectations when I first enrolled, and have been accepted with my first choice and one of the top Universities in Britain. Thanks to the support and dedication of my tutor who challenged my knowledge and encouraged me to challenge my abilities further, I now feel ready and prepared to study at university level. (Nov 2020) Award of Achievement Nominee
The support from fellow students via the Facebook group was also incredibly helpful - Kimberley Bessant
My ambition to become a Paramedic started at a young age but our decision to start a family meant waiting for an appropriate time to pursue this career. As a mature student, I was nervous about returning to education after such a long break but DistanceLearningCentre.com put all my worries at ease.
The support from the tutors was fantastic; I never felt alone and always felt encouraged. The support from fellow students via the Facebook group was also incredibly helpful; there was always someone to answer your questions or help talk through a topic.
Being able to fit the course in around my work and family was really important and the flexibility of being able to work at my own pace made it all so enjoyable. I found the assignment materials very informative and easy to navigate, reigniting my love of studying. I was able to do better than I ever imagined with 39 Distinctions and 6 Merits giving me more than enough UCAS points to apply to my favourite university. I would recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com courses to everyone, the accomplishment of achieving your goal is amazing! (Nov 2020) Award of Achievement Nominee
I found the content of the course very interesting and relatable to my field - Avory Fedee
Having emigrated to the UK with years of dental nursing experience, I was sure that I could progress my career in the field I was best at. However, my enthusiasm was short-lived when I tried to apply for a university course. During an open day at my dream university, I learned I did not have the necessary qualifications on paper to meet the entry requirements. Despite my disappointment and many enquiries later I discovered that an Access Course through DistanceLearningCentre.com could open the doors I needed. I was very apprehensive at first as I had not studied for a while however having spoken to the team at DistanceLearningCentre.com I was excited to get started as they reassured me that studying with them was the right decision. They helped me to find the right course with them that would ensure I had the required credits I needed. Once enrolled, I found the content of the course very interesting and relatable to my field which made my journey with DistanceLearningCentre.com that much smoother.
After a few months of studies, the pandemic hit, and my family suffered the loss of a very close family member which was very tough. Despite the difficulties I was facing, along with holding down my full-time job and supporting my young family, I found my tutors to be very supportive and encouraging which kept me on track and helped me to achieve the required grades to enable me to progress closer to my career goals. I would not think twice in recommending DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone who is looking to progress their career or to study for a new one. (Nov 2020)
The flexibility, valuable resources and support from the DistanceLearningCentre.com tutors have undoubtedly enabled me to achieve success - Andy Headley
My initial intention for completing the Access Diploma (Paramedic Science) was to gain science related UCAS points to enable the opportunity for completion of a Cert HE (Paramedic Science). However, whilst completing the qualification, I was given the opportunity by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to complete a BSc (Hons) Degree (Paramedic Science) as an Apprentice.
Having successfully completed the first year, gaining a commendation from the University of Cumbria, a Centre for Excellence in Paramedic Practice, this was made achievable because of the flexibility and underpinning knowledge provided by DistanceLearningCentre.com, where I also achieved a Distinction for completing the Access Diploma (Paramedic Science).
The flexibility, valuable resources and support from the DistanceLearningCentre.com tutors have undoubtedly enabled me to achieve success, prepare for Higher Education and progress my career and education pathway from Emergency Care Assistant towards Paramedic.
Whilst completing the Access Diploma (Paramedic Science), the NHS was thrown into turmoil because of the Covid-19 global pandemic, but I was able to continue working full time on the frontline with the Ambulance Service, as well as volunteer as a Community First Responder (CFR) and Lifeboat Helm with the RNLI.
My experience with DistanceLearningCentre.com has been very positive, I've learned a lot with them and would recommend them to anybody wishing to access Higher Education. (Nov 2020) Award of Achievement Nominee
I hope I am proof that it is never too late to be what you want to be - Suzy Deverell-Smith
When I signed up to the DistanceLearningCentre.com I had a genuine fear of computers - the term 'digital technology' made me shiver! I had been my late husband's fulltime carer for many years, so felt very behind with the world of study and a meaningful career seemed more of a pipe dream than a possibility. I also had very little self-belief and considered myself (at 43) too old, weary and inexperienced to navigate the digital world and effectively start over. Embarking on an online course felt like a major undertaking and presented me with a huge challenge. I felt green and all at sea, yet also excited to be taking the first steps at what felt like a pivotal moment in my life.
My tutors were fantastic and I found their knowledge and expertise inspirational. They were always supportive and it became clear, as I repeatedly uploaded and downloaded things in all the wrong places, were endowed with saintly patience! It took a fair chunk of the course to become capable and at ease with the IT side of things but I met the challenge and now feel equipped and unafraid to engage with digital technologies. And this is a good thing because I will be needing my digital education when I start my midwifery degree at the University of West England next month. This will see me fulfilling a long-held (25 year!) ambition of mine.
I hope I am proof that it is never too late to be what you want to be. I am excited, determined and filled with a new found confidence. Thank you to the DistanceLearningCentre.com for existing, and for enabling me and countless others to realise our potential and reach our goals. And thank you to my tutors for your professionalism, positivity and encouragement. You've definitely helped me to succeed and for that I will always be grateful. (Nov 2020)