The trebling of maximum tuition fees resulted in a decrease in university applicants for autumn in 2012. Home study courses have become an increasingly popular method for people to complete further education. Distance learning courses are a convenient way of studying as learners can work at their own pace around their busy lifestyles.
Results from a survey completed by NCC Home Learning in 2012 suggested that ‘99% of NCCHL learners surveyed either agree or strongly agree that Distance Learning is an effective method of study’.
This drop in applicants has been a great benefit to distance learning companies like NCC who offer competitively low prices, with deposits starting from just £59.99.