It’s now less than a month until Adult Learners’ Week: a seven-day celebration of adult education designed to highlight the benefits of learning as an adult and shine a spotlight on providers like NEC.
To help promote the event, and to make gaining the kind of core qualifications that can really improve your prospects as accessible as possible, we’ve launched a special offer for everyone who enrols on a GCSE or IGCSE course with us between now and the end of Adult Learners’ Week on Friday 24th May.
Begin studying any of our GCSEs or IGCSEs between now and then and we’ll give you a discount of 15% if you enrol online, or 10% if you enrol over the phone.
This means you can get those crucial passes in the core subjects – English, science and maths – and improve your employment prospects, whether that means progressing in your current job or changing career paths altogether.
Many of the learners who come to us are interested in working in areas like teaching, childcare and midwifery – three of the many career paths that require these core qualifications.
In fact, as we wrote in our blog last year highlighting the Value of English and Maths, if you can’t demonstrate basic proficiency in English, maths and science you might find you’re being denied all sorts of career opportunities you’d otherwise be eligible for.
And that’s not to mention the importance of gaining GCSEs or IGCSEs for anyone wishing to study in a further or higher education institution – you’ll need these fundamental qualifications if you wish to go to university, or even take on level 3 qualifications such as A levels or a diploma in a college.
Most of our secondary-level qualifications are IGCSEs: qualifications with the same value as GCSEs, but that don’t require any controlled assessment and have less of an emphasis on coursework. IGCSEs are accepted in exactly the same way as GCSEs by employers, colleges and universities.
In fact with the GCSE continuing to attract controversy – including today’s announcement of changes to GCSE English in response to last year’s marking debacle – IGCSEs are increasingly being regarded as a better alternative, with more schools opting to teach them and a dramatic rise in the number of students enrolling.
At NEC we’ve been offering IGCSEs since 2005, during which time we’ve helped thousands of students improve their prospects, progress their careers and increase their education. Our tutors know the courses inside out, and our course advisers can answer any questions you’ve got before you start.
With Adult Learner’s Week just four weeks away, and our offer making studying GCSEs and IGCSEs with us better value than ever, there’s never been a better time to take a course help you get that promotion, qualify you for that course or take that decisive step to change your career. Visit ourwebsite to find out more.