Student Community

Student Community Student Community Login

Log in to your student community today and join other students online. You'll be able to chat with other students, access your resource library, and voice your opinions through student surveys. As one of our students, you'll also have access to our online Student Services, which include:

  • CV Refresh Service
  • 25% Off on All Future Courses
  • Academic Reference for Employers and Further Studies

Academic Reference

We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

Types of references: Written References

The employer makes contact and requests information on the suitability of the candidate. This could take the form of a pro forma where the tutor is asked to fill out a series of set questions and then provided with space to expand on the student's particular skills and abilities. However, a tutor may be asked to write a letter to the employer.

Types of references: Telephone References

Some employers may make contact by telephone to request a reference. We would not normally provide information on the telephone unless the circumstances are exceptional. 

Types of references: Open References/Letters of Recommendation

Students may ask academics to write an open reference or general letter of recommendation if perhaps they are going to be out of the country or unavailable for some reason. The student should be aware that a tutor can be approached for a specific reference even if that person has already supplied an open letter of recommendation. 

What we provide in a reference

When a student approaches us for a reference, we usually ask the student to provide a copy of their CV or other general information, together with any ideas they have on their future career plans.

Guidelines

1. Verification of the fact that we have known the student for a certain length of time. 

2. Confirmation that the student is on or has completed a specific course. 

3. The qualification the student has achieved. 

4. Comment on student's skills and abilities, (quality of work, communication skills, etc..)

Obviously we will try and tailor our reference to reflect as much as possible the skills and attributes an employer is looking for (see sample references below). 

Employer Reference Education Reference

CV Refresh service

When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. 

Benefits of the Service

Your CV is one the most essential sales tools that will get you recognised by your next employer. We will refresh your CV so that it will differentiate you from other applicants.

Let your next employer know the exact benefits of having you work for them. We focus on your achievements and skills; working with you to create a CV that has the appropriate amount of detail.

25% off your next course

*(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through UK Learning College or it's partners. 

Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

Get yours now at www.nus.org.uk

UK Learning College is pleased to announce that we are now an NUS (National Union of Students) affiliated organisation. Amongst other things, all of our students who are studying with us are now eligible for an NUS Extra card.

As an NUS Extra Cardholder you will be entitle to a massive range of special offers and discounts from companies such as: Amazon.co.uk, Superdrug, JJB Sports, Miss Selfridge, McDonalds, Odeon Cinemas, Orange, Pizza Hut, Play.com, La Senza, Amazon MP3, The Body Shop and a whole lot more.

Here are just a few of the advantages of being a NUS Extra card holder.

10% off at Ben Sherman 
15% off at Bench 
15% off at Firetrap
10% off at JJB Sports
10% off at La Senza
10% off at Selfridges
40% off at Nicky Clarke Hair Salons
10% off at Oasis
25% off the student price at Odeon Cinemas
£2.00 per hour off with BSM driving school

Discounts are also available at Comet, Virgin, Orange and Apple to name a few.

The NUS Extra card costs just £11 and once you have registered you will receive and email every three months with a whole new set of discounts, offers and competitions to take advantage of.

To take advantage of NUS affiliation you must be a fully registered student of UK Learning College.

To take advantage of the NUS Extra card, you will need to register direct at www.nus.org.uk (you will need to provide your student number when applying).

As a college we are very proud to be affiliated with the NUS and we are proud to be able to pass on the benefits of this association to our students.

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Is Distance Learning Right For Me?Distance Learning

A world of distance learning and online education awaits when you make UK Learning college your bridge to knowledge, achievement and professional attainment. No other distance learning provider offers home learning like ours!

We pride ourselves on our excellent track record of helping students achieve their goals through our specialised home study and online education courses. Whether you're looking to broaden your skills, update your expertise in a particular field or get a competitive edge, we have the home learning course to fit your needs. Study from home through accredited learning providers whenever and wherever you please. It's that simple!!!

With hundreds of home learning courses to choose from our online college you'll have no difficulty finding the one that's right for you. You can experience the UK Learning College Advantage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Together this makes UK Learning College quite simply the most diverse and flexible source of distance learning courses available. But our Advantage doesn't end there. Study what you want, when you want, and be confident of receiving all the help and support you need from us as your online education skills develop. All our home learning course tutors are experienced professionals in their field of online study who are totally committed to helping students succeed.

Tutor SupportTutor Support

All of our students have access to their own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. Your dedicated personal tutor is always on hand to answer any query you may have, no matter how big or small, and our students have access to a dedicated course advisor who offers guidance and advice.

Course MaterialCourse Material

Our flexible online education courses have been designed to give you, the student the convenience of studying from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you. You can either receive your course materials through the conventional postal system or you can opt to study online study. When you choose to study online you can quickly access your course material online. You enrol, sign on, and study, from any location in the World, with only a standard Web Browser and without complicated plug-in software.

Forums & Live ChatInteract

The Student Community has been designed to provide valuable information for our students and allow access to other UK Learning College partner site members, students and experts online. You'll be able to post messages in forums, and Live Chat; Access our resource library (including past exam papers), and voice your opinions through student surveys, notice boards and forums.

If you're a student, you'll also gain access to online Student Services, where you'll submit test papers and assignments, contact your tutor and access your account - making it even more convenient for you to study from home.
The Student portal will also keep you informed of new up and coming services we will be offering our students.
If you would like a preview of the student portal sign up as a NEW USER and you will be given guest access to our portal, where you can take a free assessment on your suitability to distance learning and a free guide to "Effective Study Techniques".


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