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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 now feel fully prepared to start my journey into higher education - Amy Jodrell

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Due to struggles with my mental health throughout my adolescence, I didn't achieve the correct grades to attend university at that time. I wasn't sure which direction my life was heading in. So, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to start the Access to Higher Education course in Psychology and Criminology, as I was ready for a career change, and felt ready to take the next step.

I was nervous at first, as I wasn't sure if this style of learning would suit me, or if I was even capable of succeeding. I am so glad I took a chance and pushed myself, because 5 months later I finished the course with all distinctions and received multiple offers to study Children's Mental Health at university. I couldn't believe it and I couldn't be more excited to help other children who are struggling with their own mental health, just as I once did.

I had two wonderful tutors who supported me throughout my studies and provided me with helpful feedback which enabled me to keep improving my work. Before I started this course, I had no idea what my future held, but I now feel fully prepared to start my journey into higher education, and I am so grateful to DistanceLearningCentre.com for giving me the push I needed. Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com. (July 2021)

I feel very well prepared for my degree - Tomira Nawrocka

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The Covid pandemic changed many people's lives. For me, the first lockdown was a time to stop and reflect on the past and the future. For a while, I had been thinking of changing my career, but it seemed to be very hard to accomplish, due to having a young family and various responsibilities.

However, in June 2020 something changed, I decided to give it a go and enrolled onto DistanceLearningCentre.com Access to Radiography. I did not know what to expect from the course and had mixed feelings of excitement and fear, because it has been a long time since I have been at university. Now, a year later, I know it was the best decision and there was nothing to be afraid of. I really enjoyed the vast majority of the units I studied, my tutors were very helpful, approachable and professional and the course materials offered a good base for the further research.

I feel very well prepared for my degree, which I cannot wait to start in September, at my first-choice university. It did get hard at times, especially when I had to combine the studies with work, family life and house chores, but I had my end goal in sight and focused on it. I mastered my time management skills to perfection and can now enjoy free evenings. I would highly recommend DistanceLearningCentre.com to anyone considering a career change. (July 2021)

I was able to access fantastic support, engaging and interesting learning materials and even a student community feel - Tim Stoodley

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After following the lure of money at 17, rather than sticking through with my A-Levels I found myself hitting my 30's stuck and unable to follow my dream of studying paramedicine; that was until I stumbled across DistanceLearningCentre.com! Right from the beginning, I was able to access fantastic support, engaging and interesting learning materials and even a student community feel, something I wasn't expecting with distance learning, more so during a pandemic!

Having suffered from a chronic mental illness during most of my adult life my confidence was low, as was my motivation. However, I was lucky enough to be assigned two fantastic tutors, who were able to spark inspiration and enthusiasm and within just a few modules I was feeling at home and confident with studying. Incredibly, I was able to complete my diploma with 45 distinctions - the highest I could achieve! Something I would never have believed possible were it not for the commitment and infectious drive from my tutors and wider DistanceLearningCentre.com staff and community.

Now I am lucky enough to be starting a degree in Paramedic Science, feeling more confident than ever and thoroughly grateful I was able to study via DistanceLearningCentre.com, who helped me navigate the process of re-entering education, apply for university and improve my functional skills, all whilst battling my own mental health, the demands of my children, a full-time job in the NHS during a global pandemic and a severe lack of self-belief.

DistanceLearningCentre.com, I owe you so much, thank you. (July 2021)

My fears were soon set aside with all the support and the fantastic learning materials available to me - Rebecca Hogarth

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I decided to change my career to nursing during the first COVID lockdown as I felt that I wanted to contribute more to society and my passion has always been the care of other people. Going from a restaurant manager to an online learner was quite a steep jump so I approached online learning and DistanceLearningCentre.com with some trepidation. My fears were soon set aside with all the support and the fantastic learning materials available to me. The research was presented in an interesting and engaging way and the assignments that I really feared turned out to be the ones that I loved the most!

My tutors have always been so informative and supportive, both coaching and encouraging me throughout the course. I feel so lucky to have chosen DistanceLearningCentre.com as my chosen way to pursue my new career and am so grateful to be able to say that I start my nursing degree in September 2021.

Thank you to all at DistanceLearningCentre.com for allowing me to pursue my dreams. (July 2021)

Incredibly helpful in selecting the best course that would satisfy the entry requirements of my preferred Universities - Adam Spreadbury-Maher

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After a wonderful 15-year career working as an international Theatre and Opera director, I decided during the Pandemic that I was ready for a "second chapter" to my professional life. Once I decided that I would pursue my life-long dream of becoming a Veterinarian I began researching the route to get this qualification. I found that many UK universities accepted the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The team at DistanceLearningCentre.com were incredibly helpful in selecting the best course that would satisfy the entry requirements of my preferred universities.

From that point onwards I felt supported as I worked through Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Psychology. There were moments when I felt overwhelmed, but always supported. I knew the academic demands of Veterinary Medicine university admission would be hard for me, though with hard work, dedication, and support from my lovely tutors and fellow students, I finished the course with straight distinction grades. I am now looking forward to accepting my offer to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bristol in the autumn. I'm so happy that I didn't let go of my childhood dreams, and I want to reassure anyone thinking of trying something new, it is possible, and you can change your life and direction. Thank you, DistanceLearningCentre.com! (July 2021)