A-Levels: No A*… No Problem

A-Levels: No A*… No Problem

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We will start by congratulating everyone who got their desired results and will be progressing in their chosen path, but for anyone who was left slightly disappointed don’t panic!

You have just spent two years surrounded by teachers telling you how important your A-Levels are, and in many ways they are correct. What you may not realise is that there are pathways to getting your dream job that don’t necessarily need high A-Level scores. Distance learning is an excellent method of expanding your knowledge in a subject that really interests you and also emerge from the course with some real career opportunities.

The development of programs via distance learning in recent years has been substantial and employers are now recognising the value of distance learning courses. When you consider you can purchase a level 4 course from NCC Home Learning for between £400 – £500, the value for money compared to other education institutions is excellent. A level 4 home learning course is equivalent in knowledge to a HND in knowledge, which means you will have the same knowledge basis as someone who has completed a HND!

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How Distance Learning Works?


Distance learning
is one of the easiest ways to study. From the moment you purchase the course you will be safe in the knowledge you have access to a personal tutor who will be able to answer any course related questions via e-mail. You will then receive your course materials, which is a comprehensive guide to the course topic, once your materials are received you can work through the course at your own pace (with no teachers looking over your shoulder!) with each module ending in a tutor marked assignment.

Why Choose Distance Learning?


Mobility
– Students with commitments such as families and careers are finding communicating with tutors online, makes anywhere with an internet connection a functional classroom. The development of communicating with tutors has evolved in such a way that learners are assured to have a permanent source of expertise to answer their queries.

Affordability – The costs associated with traditional education methods are taken away with distance learning, as there is no need for maintaining classrooms and premises or holding lectures or seminars. The money saved in traditional costs is taken from the cost of the courses and helps the learner walk away with a bit more cash in their pockets.

Flexibility – Online learning enables students to review all aspects of the course including materials, at their own pace. There is no demanding deadlines or issues surrounding work not being handed in. All courses can be completed in the learners own time instead of a lecture.

Acceptance – 87% of employers agree that online qualifications are viewed more favourably than 5 years ago, which makes a positive impact when coming to find work after completing your chosen course.

NCC Home Learning are sure to have something to grab your interest with an offering of over 350 courses! Make your next step distance learning!

Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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