Learning requires commitment – commitment from the learner, and commitment from the provider. Here is our pledge to our learners at the NCS Online College.
Access, Pace and Style
All our courses are available online and are accessible at any time, day or night. All you need is a computer linked to the Internet and you can access your course. That computer could be at home, a learning centre, a college, your workplace, a coffee shop – anywhere in the world.
You can learn at your own pace – take your time, or run through as quickly as you feel comfortable. For a typical short course you will have up to 6 months in which to study.
All our courses are fully supported by a tutor.
Words, pictures, videos, websites, activities, discussions – as appropriate; our courses make wide use of the power of the Web to make their points. Your tutor will be available to support you all the way, and where feasible, offer alternative approaches.
We provide full information about our courses on our web site – just visit the Course Catalogue Page to find out what’s available. Need more information? Please contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Visit our Contact Page to see how we can be contacted.
Each course comes with a suggested learning path, but you are free to choose your own way if that is appropriate – again, your ever-present tutor will guide you.
Relevant and Practical
As far as possible we encourage you to work away from the computer. Our astronomy courses, for example, get you out there under the night sky. And our courses are tightly focussed on their subjects.
Monitor Your Own Progress
Our learning environment (online classroom) lets you keep track of what you have done, and there are regular activities along the way to reinforce your learning as you progress through the course.
All our courses are taught by subject specialists with teaching experience – you are in safe hands.
We provide support to ensure that the rare technical problems that do occur can be quickly sorted.
Develop Your Learning Skills
At the NCS Online College we pride ourselves in developing courses that encourage good learning skills. We also run a course – How to Learn Online – that will help you develop your learning skills – online or in a classroom.
We aim to help you develop the self-confidence to take your newly awakened learning skills onwards and outwards.
You can join in our learning community and share your experience with other learners at the NCS Online College – we have had students from all over the world.
Social Networking and Online Learning. Study with friends or family at home, with colleagues at work, or link up with other learners anywhere in the world.
The Value of Learning
Learning should not be taken for granted, and its power for change should not be undervalued. At the NCS Online College we want you to develop your love of learning, and encourage that sense of curiosity you still have within you. Take a course, follow the learning path, ask questions and see where it takes you.