‘Speaking Up for Distance Learners’ Campaign Launched by The NEC


As an organisation working with distance learners every day, the National Extension College knows that a small number of changes could make a big difference to thousands of people and help the government make progress in achieving its higher education and skills objectives.

The practical solutions they advocate will benefit all learners who are studying at a distance, including young people being educated at home and adult learners.

On 1 November at the Houses of Parliament, NEC launched ‘Speaking up for distance learners’, a new campaign that addresses the five major barriers faced by distance learning students sitting GCSE’s and A levels.

Read their five-point plan for addressing the barriers faced by private candidates below.

Five Barriers to Achieving GCSEs and A-Level Qualifications that Need to be Removed to Open The Doors For Distance Learners