Choosing a Home Learning Company
Released on: September 22, 2011, 3:44 pm
Author: NCC Home Learning
NCC Home learning commenced delivery to its first learners in
May 2006 and has been built on a pedigree of delivery with Colleges of
Further Education for over thirteen years and to hundreds of thousands
of successful learners.
Over recent years many new home learning organisations have emerged and tempt
interested learners with a variety of offers and describe and present their business
extremely well. On the flip side, some may have an exciting, interesting and a
visually appealing website but it would appear little substance.
Prospective learners could save themselves heartache and money by making a few
checks before signing up, including: Does the home learning website have an
appropriate business address and can you establish how long they have been providing
education? Can they be found on independent review sites with testimonials (good and
bad) from learners who they have supported? Do they offer full Awarding Body
accreditation with their courses if this is important to the learner? Is their fee
policy transparent, or does the learner have to pay for additional items such as
reference materials, accreditation etc? Is their a cooling off period?
Many organisations also offer a ‘free learner goody bay’ including additional items
such as a pen, note pad, highlighter pens, bag to keep course work in etc. These
items are inevitably a cost to the provider and must be factored into the overall
cost of the course – ask if a discount can be offered if the ‘free goody bag’ is not
The most important aspect of all though is to conduct thorough research as impulsive
purchases may not always suit the learner’s needs fully. Many home learning
companies offer similar courses and at wildly differing prices. Once a learner has
decided upon a course subject area, an appropriate search in Google, or other search
engines, will throw up many organisations offering a solution. It is recommended
that learner’s contact a number of organisations and satisfy themselves that they
have sufficient information, before committing to make a purchase.
NCC Home learning offers learners a professional solution with Awarding Body
accreditation included within the course price for over 90% of the course offered.
We have approximately 250 courses available, many of which are targeted at improving
employability skills such as our Teaching Assistant Diploma, Distance Learning A Levels, and Computerised Book Keeping etc.
Tony Smith, Managing Director at NCC Home Learning, said: “Learners should consider
as many education development options as possible before making a decision which
could ultimately change their career options.”
He also stated that: “Learners should undertake appropriate research and if not
totally satisfied, take a step back before making a purchasing decision and only
commit when they know that they have found the right course, and that they know that
they can commit the time necessary to achieve their goal.”
If you are interested in furthering your education or would like more information on home learning courses then
please visit: www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/cart.php.
Contact: Tony Smith, Managing Director
Alexandra Business Park, Prescot road, St Helens, Merseyside
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