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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!

John Dunlop (Psychology Degree Queens College, Belfast)

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Thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com and my tutor, I have now been offered a place at Queen's university to study a Psychology degree. This has been a life long dream of mine. I knew that I would need a lot of support and encouragement in order to achieve my goal. Well, I certainly got that from DistanceLearningCentre.com.

My tutor gave me a lot of support and help when I really needed it and I learnt a great deal in the process. Studying with DistanceLearningCentre.com has really been a life changing event for me. I could contact my tutor by phone or email anytime I needed to. The support was very important to me as I came very close to quitting a few times.

The course is well laid out and easy to follow and the support is top notch. Not only do I have the knowledge to go to university now but also the confidence, which is priceless. Apart from the support given, being able to do it by distance learning was critical at the time. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to go class working as I do as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist because my timetable is never the same.

Thank you DistanceLearningCentre.com and a big thanks to my tutor, who was a huge source of help, support and encouragement.

July 2011 update - John completed his Psychology Degree at Queen's University with Honours, achieving a 2-1. He is also a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

June 2008 - Lareina Pate

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My name is Lareina and I am 40 years old. I started Access with DistanceLearningCentre.com in October 2007 with a view to starting an adult nursing course on completion. I finished and passed my Access in June and am starting at the University of the West of England in September.

I left school with not particularly great grades and settled for jobs from which I didn't get total satisfaction and yearned for more. Passing the Access course has been a great achievement for me and has unlocked the chance of a great opportunity and future.

Undertaking the Access course with DistanceLearningCentre.com has been fun, interesting and challenging and the support from my tutor has been fantastic, encouraging me all the way until I reached my goal.

Thank you to my tutor and DistanceLearningCentre.com for the wonderful support and interesting modules which have prepared me to a high standard ready for University and my future career as a nurse.

June 2008 - Karolyn Mooney

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DistanceLearningCentre.com is a fantastic way of getting the qualifications and skills needed for higher education, with great support from the tutors.

My confidence grew so much with each assignment done, if I can do it anyone can! I never thought I would finish as quickly as I did, with four children and a part time job, but I was able to fit it in.

I am now starting a diploma in adult nursing and it's thanks to DistanceLearningCentre.com.

March 2008 - Claire Hill

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I decided to take the access to Midwifery course long distance learning because due to work commitments I couldn't go to college. The course allowed me to work in my own time and with a young son and a full time job that is what I needed! All of the Universities accepted the access course and so I thought this was the best path to take.

I found the course really informative and enjoyable, the tutors were great and always on hand if I needed some help. At first I found it quite difficult to write the essays with correct referencing but my tutor sent me examples and that really helped. After that I found the course fairly easy and finished it within 6 months, which I thought was good going seeing as the course was advertised as a year full time at the local colleges.

Thank you so much DistanceLearningCentre.com!

Debi Gilchrist (just after starting her Nursing Degree)

Myself and another girl in my group are the only two that have used an Access course. However, I must say in comparison, the course I took appears to be more detailed with much more that ties in with nursing. I have just completed my first assignment and it has been placed in the box of no return!!!

The access has really helped in this area. I am just so glad that I did it. I can use all my coursework to help with all sorts of topics, theories etc that are being used in discussions. I feel confident that I have some prior knowledge of all these areas including biology and ethics, especially the psychology based subjects, I am really into those. I also pass on certain tips that I may have discussed with you and also feedback from my work.

One girl called me the 'oracle' and they all think that I am the organized one!! Which I found amusing as I never thought of myself as anything like that, showing that the course has boosted my confidence.