What is Online Learning?

Each course is written specially for the NCS College by the tutor who is not only an experienced teacher but also an expert in the subject. A course includes:

  • reading materials containing graphics, illustrations, interactive multimedia, videos, references as appropriate;
  • course forum for group work and discussion;
  • support from the tutor, through the course forum and by e-mail; and,
  • activities designed to help you learn, and to demonstrate to yourself, your tutor and the rest of the world what you have learned.

A typical course will require your attention for 2 to 4 hours a week, either working at your computer or on a given task in the ‘real’ world. At the NCS College we don’t want you to be glued to your computer all the time.

Open All Hours

The NCS College is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can join us at any time day or night – whenever it suits you.

Tutor Support

As a student at the NCS College you will be supported and cajoled by your tutor. Your tutor sets your activities and assignments, and makes sure you complete them. Your tutor is your guide through the course, and will always be available at the end of an e-mail. Your tutor wants you to learn as much as you do: together you can.

Take Your Time

Learning isn’t a race, especially when you are only able to commit a few hours – or even less – at a time. With an NCS online course you can work at your pace, taking as much or as little time as you need to. As our courses are short we would ask you to complete your course within a fixed period of time. For example, we estimate that you will need around 30 hours to complete Understanding Journalism, but you have tutor support available for up to 4 months – and the course itself will remain available for a year.