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No humanity

After one month of starting this course it became apparent to me that it does not do what it says on the tin. Study for 4 hours and yes you can do it without being in a HR role. after endless conversations with HLC about how i am struggling and that this course is more of a burden, and in fact is making me stressed. I have been offered a transfer but with only 4 other subjects to choose from the choice is limited. I feel that the HLC has no Humanity and no good will and are quiet willing to take my £2200's without hesitation. I would recommend anyone who considers HLC to think hard and long....

I feel disappointed and depressed having taken a knock to my confidence.
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Reply from Home Learning College

Hi Kayla,
We are so sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction and are keen to look into this for you - please can you give us your enrolment number and we can look into the situation to help find a solution.
You can send us your enrolment number via Trust Pilot or on email to Marketing.Communications@homelearningcollege.com -we look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Home Learning College



Thank you for letting us know your enrolment number - do let us look into this for you and we will come back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience Kayla and we look forward to speaking very soon.
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Great course content but be prepared to allocate the time!

I have started recently studying with the Home Learning College in November 2013 for the CIPD Level 3 qualification. I have found the course content very interesting and very easy to follow. Due to this I have not needed to contact the tutors for much support which has made me feel confident about my study. During the course I knew from the start there were 2 workshop days and after having attended the first already it has been a great experience which you can make several new friends on. The one bit of advice I would give someone thinking about studying for this is that the time you have to allocate to study is very strict and some modules you get literally 3 - 4 weeks to find the time to read through everything and submit the module assignment which can be very demanding around my very busy work life. I have often found that I have spent entire weekends just catching back up to where they recommend you should be on each module. There is also no breaks between modules so you can go from submitting the assignment on the Sunday evening to having the new content available immediately on Monday morning or in one instance the new module was available before the previous modules assignment was submitted.

Overall it has been a great course so far and I would recommend it but just be aware that you need to allow plenty of time to keep up!
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Great way to study!

Home Learning College have been fantastic - my tutors are so supportive and do regular live classes so you can login and watch the class live with your tutor and ask any questions you may have - they're really brilliant. The Virtual Learning Campus has everything I've needed to study my qualification - and because it's all online it's been so flexible as I have been able to access my course from anywhere with internet access. I do a lot of studying from my ipad which is great because I can truly study on the go.
I work full time so the flexibility of this course really suited me as I could study around work (and social life!!), plus I felt well and truly supported with 1:1 support from my tutor by phone or email whenever I needed it.
Can highly recommend to busy professionals!
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Great stuff!

I started the FCHRP in November 2013 - the Home Learning College is a great opportunity to enable people who are in full time work to study in their own time. The live classes are informative and the tutor support is available if you need it - email responses have always been speedy. There are 2 weekend workshops, one of which I have completed and the second to look forward to. These are well planned, well staffed and good fun! I would have no hesitation in recommending the Home Learning College to others!

Enrolment No: CB1366706
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Disapointed

I have started AAT level 2 accounting with Home Learning College in November 2013. The course is costing a lot of money. The text books I received are full of errors.
When I have booked the course I was told that if I finish my first assignment before the end of December I will receive £150 back. I have completed my TMA on 8th December so I phoned the HLC.
I was told that Christmas are coming!!! so I will get the money in January. In January I phoned one more time and I was told that first they must put my name in to the system and the process will take a month.
Today I phoned up HLC again and I heard (AGAIN) they still do no know I am eligible for that refund or not and I must wait to the end of February. Why? They have all my data. Where is the problem?
Every time when I phone the HLC I get the impression that I bother them. Only once when I was booking the exam the lady I have spoke to was very nice and competent. Once!
I am very disapointed and I feel cheated.

My number is CB1367395
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Reply from Home Learning College

Hi there Lili,

We are very concerned to hear about the issues you have raised above and are keen to look into this for you.

Please can you supply me with your enrolment number and we will contact you right away to help reach a resolution.

Many thanks,
Home Learning College Team
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Excellant Tutors, brilliant support, fun to study, achievement guaranteed

Enrolled last April '13 studying Bookkeeping level 1 with Home Learning College with student membership to the ICB.
Found the enrolment easy to understand, quick with efficient and effective support when needed. All the text books arrived quickly with a back-up call from the Student Support Service to check that I had received all the books listed. At first I found the VLC a bit of a challenge but at the same time exciting to find all the different aspects of my course on-line. The general forum I find particularly helpful, where students and tutors communicate regarding the course and I learn a great deal from other students questions, bringing clarity to my own studies. After successfully completing and passing my first tutor marked assignment within a given time scale I received £150 back!!!! Brilliant. TUTORS - I cannot praise them enough. I found them knowledgeable, skilful, encouraging, understanding and very patient. This is very important to me as several years go I enrolled with another distance learning college only to have my confidence completed shredded so it took a great deal of courage and many years later to seek out further distance learning courses and since finding Home Learning College I have never been disappointed. What I love the most and thoroughly enjoy is the 'Live Chat Lessons' and these are recorded and can be listened / watched as many times as is needed - a great resource to have at the click of a button. I am due to take my first exam within the next few weeks and looking forward to this. I can highly recommend HLC.
CB1363050
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Brilliant

Just wanted to thank my tutors,Linda,Anna & Anne for the wonderful experience during the weekend.(October 2013) .I loved the workshop and learned so much from all of my other fellow members. I was in your group just to remind you.I know I was so nervous when I came to the venue but like you promised that I will be fine, I was at the end of the workshop.

Thank you to Anna as well,I know she had to face some technical mishaps but its just technology and it happens sometimes. It was all good at the end.

Thank you to Ann as well, she was lovely. It really touched me when she came to me the next day and asked if I was alright and if everything went fine with my presentation.

Thank you to all the three of you and for those immense support. Having a baby recently and studying is not easy but with your support, it has made it easy.It means a lot to me and I must say that all of you are doing a great job and now I am thinking of doing Level 5 with you guys and I am going to spread the word around to my friends and to my colleagues at work.

Three cheers for Linda, Anna & Ann-Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray! :)

Thank you once again guys.
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Very good company to study with, would recommend to career minded professionals

I like studying with HLC because it provides tailored services suitable for most professionals with busy life styles. The course length is very sensible, can be quite challenging but very attractive in terms of the time needed to complete the qualification. The most important value of HLC is its tutors, very knowledgeable and approachable with good training and presentation skills. They make workshops very enjoyable and less daunting. Another distinguished advantage of the college is its payment options, I would not be able to afford it if it was not for the opportunity to pay in instalments.

Ina (CB1364485)
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Excellent Teachers

I had a difficult moment in my job and was off for 3 month with stress. I decided to change my career and signed for AAT Level 2- Level 3 combined course. The sales person was very helpful and explained in detail. I was not sure about my English, however he said that my English good enough to do this course. They give me to complete these two levels during the 3 years due to my personal circumstances. I completed level 2 during the one-year and only 3 exams left to complete level 3. I received my books for both Levels during the 2 weeks. I am enjoying my studies. I have an excellent tutor who always replies to my query during the 24 hour and gives me detailed explanation. This is big help and I much appreciated.
However, there were and continues very frustrated moments. I had a big problem with exam departments. I never received reply to my query during the 72 hours. Due to book your exam advance, or need to book after you finish your subject I lost lots of time and could not start another subject when I did Level 2. To take exam on September you need to book exam June time. This is absolutely not useful system. Student should book exam when ready and not to worry about missing deadlines to book advance. The Exam department allocated me to exam centre to sit an exam very far from my location, which was not helpful. I travelled 1 hour to get to exam centre and I took half day off from my work. I used my own time, as I paid this course by myself, not by my employer. Before I start my Level 3, exam department notified me about re-changing exam centre. This was not helpful at all, as destination was twice longer than first exam centre and I have to take whole day off. I contacted them and said it is not good for me and I would like to sit exams in previous centre. They told me that Home Learning College terminated Contract with previous exam centre and they can’t allocate students from HLC. It really upset me. Suggestion was to contact exam centre and book my exams as external student by myself. It was extra frustration, but I did it and exam booking problems resolved permanently. It was big relief for me that I never had any contact with Home learning College exam department since.
Other thing is lot of typing and subject mistakes in the books. How it could happen? Accountancy course is teaching students to have attention for details, but the books doing a lot of mistakes. Who can explain this: Author, typist or anybody else?
I can suggest Home Learning College to my friends if only Exam departments system and books will improve. The teachers are excellent.
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Reply from Home Learning College

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you have had an excellent experience with the tutors. However, we are concerned to hear of your disappointment with the service you received when booking your exams.

It looks as though the issues you experienced were around the time we were making some significant improvements in this area. In 2011/2012 we required students to give 12 weeks' notice in order to book examinations due to the scale of students – over 1000 per month - and the complexity of booking across the UK using a manual process. Over the year we have been working very hard to streamline our processes and in 2013 released new technology which allowed to reduce the time required by half. This means that students now only need to notify us by the 20th of each month to sit an exam for the following month.

We are pleased to be able to say that we have also undertaken a review of our test centres which resulted in the removal of centres who were unable to effectively deliver the services required by us and our students. During this time, if a student had previously taken examinations with a test centre and didn't want to use an alternative, the option was given to them to book exams directly and we reimburse them. We continually recruit new centres each month and now also have a wider coverage across the UK. We have also updated all the materials for our AAT courses.

We are sorry to learn that while these processes were undertaken, the services you experienced were not of an acceptable level and we fully appreciate your comments. We understand that Student Services have been in touch and that these issues have now been fully addressed and an agreeable resolution reached.

Once again, we are glad to hear that you had such a good experience in terms of tutors and that you have enjoyed the course. We wish you the very best of luck in your upcoming exams.
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professional learning strategy, amazing courses.

I like Home Learning College because they offer very good courses, an online platform that is very helpful and good tutoring service.
I'd recommend Home Learning College to anyone wanting to gain a general understanding of child psychology. The course is very structured, with a lot of material. The process of feedback and coaching is amazing. The offline classes fits to your own personal life and around your work needs. The auto testing modules offer you an opportunity to succeed! I enjoyed Home Learning College courses and I recommend it to all my friends.
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Proud to partner with Home Learning College

I suffered a life changing injury playing football earlier this year and have spent 10 months at home recuperating. I decided to make best use of this time and study from home 'AAT in accountancy'. After nearly 20 years working in sales and recruitment I wanted to pursue a new career in accountancy. I initially researched courses online and was attracted by Home Learning College. In-particular the advice I received and customer support was exceptional. It gave me the confidence to commit to studying Level 2 & 3.
Six months on and I am about to sit my first two exams. I will return to work in January as 'accounts assistant'. I have thoroughly enjoyed my home study experience. I would have no hesitation recommending HLC.
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If you're looking for success, look no further!

I've recently started my second course with Home Learning College - I enjoyed the first course so much that I decided to do another course to further extend my knowledge!

I first studied the Level 3 certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools. The study books were excellent - truly informative and an invaluable resource for both my assignments and my practical activities. The assignments were well laid out and I really feel as though this layout allowed me to gain a thorough knowledge of the subjects within the course. The practical element was tricky at times, but with the support of the tutors and the students via the online forum, these were easy to tackle and complete.

After passing this course, I still had the study bug and decided to further my knowledge of children by studying the diploma in child psychology. I'm really enjoying the course so far, the study books are excellent - there are plenty of questions throughout the reading to test your understanding, and there are many activities to undertake, including observations and mini experiments to test out psychologist theory. The feedback I've received so far from my tutor has been superb and whenever I have a question via email, it is quickly answered.

I'd highly recommend anyone wanting to either become a teaching assistant, or someone who wants to gain a general understanding of child psychology to seriously consider using Home Learning College, as a trustworthy provider. Distance learning is amazing, as it truly fits to your own personal life and around your work needs. Furthermore, HLC offers great support, excellent reading materials and the opportunity to succeed!
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I've changed careers thanks to studying with HLC.

I received a flyer through the post a couple of years ago to study bookkeeping with Home Learning College. I thought, why not, I like problem solving so I started my course. The support was great and I received a distinction for my Level II. Two years down the line I'm now qualified and in practice, with my own clients.

Student No. EE13333960
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Great way to learn new skills and develop your career, especially when you have a young child.

I found the Home Learning College an excellent way to train as a Bookkeeper. I have a 2 year old daughter so college/university wasn't going to be an option. I wanted to change career paths and found Home Learning College. The syllabus was well structured, the work and assessments were easy to follow and there was unlimited help from tutors whenever you required assistance. I would definitely recommend studying this way, whether its to increase skills or for a whole new change in career.

student 1364845
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Wish I'd done this years ago!

I would recommend HLC to anyone who wants to learn alongside a current career or childcare commitments. The great thing about the course that I did was that I could do as much or as little study as I wanted to do per day/week to fit in with my lifestyle and was able to take control of my learning in this way.
I found the tutors extremely helpful as well as being able to discuss elements of the course with people just like me who were studying the same subject and asking the same questions that I was.
Being able to complete the course on my terms and in a timescale that was preferable to me made all the difference to my experience in undertaking further qualifications. It really has given me the confidence to pursue career options not previously available.
I really wish I had done this years ago. I had a very positive experience with Home Learning College and even after I had completed (and passed!) my course they were on hand to help with questions I had with applying my new skills to my job.
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Fantastic learning experience

I am currently half way through the NCFE Level 3 course in "Supporting Teaching and Learning in School" available with HLC. The resources offered are extremely detailed, from the course text books (also available online) to the specific and informative guidance notes for each assignment, together with electronic transcripts of all the previously answered question and tutor support via email or telephone. The live class sessions on topic of interest with open participation are particularly useful interactive resource, particularly as they can be accessed and viewed any time! I particularly chose this course as it requires compulsory practical experience and completion of specific, relevant tasks in a school environment - extra work, but the best training for the actual Teaching Assistant post.

The course requires dedication and a degree of additional, independent research/study which not only enables students to complete the course work, but also prepares them for similar challenges in the actual work environment.

I highly recommend this HLC distance learning course as a solid and reliable alternative to any college based course.
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poor, unhelpful and dont keep up to there words!!

I have joined home learning college and this was one of the worse decisions i have taken. I was assured and given many promises about this course i paid a deposit to get started its been 4 weeks i didnt have my learning agreement which meant i couldnt start and cant recieve my books via post, when i finally do recieve the agreement and i sign it i still havent recieved my books or my AAT membership. I have sent an email complaining no one has had the decency to reply back to my email. I have called customer service been advised i will get a call back and havent done until now. I really wanted to get this course done as a vacancy was going at my work and by now i could have been 25% through the course however home learning has made this a bad experience and completely put me off. I am asking for my deposit back so i can sign up with another course provider again no response. As promised my books, AAT membership, NUS card will be with me within 7 days however nothing has been recieved. This is so unfair. Home learning if this was me and didnt pay your monthly instalment or fee would you have allowed me to continue with the course so why do it to students. I am really upset and very annoyed.
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Reply from Home Learning College

Dear Madiha, we are concerned to hear about your dissatisfaction with the service you have received. We take all complaints very seriously and will be investigating the concerns you raise right away. We will be in touch with you shortly. You are welcome to contact us on 0208 080 6491 or email connect@homelearningcollege.com in the meantime.
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Home Learning College Guides us for a Better Future!

I am currently studying IAB Computerised Accounting for Business Level 2, I have signed up for Level 1, 2 & 3. I am really glad with the grades I was able to achieve for Level 1 with the support of the Home Learning College. As there are no scheduled time limits for assignments and tests, I was able to study on my own pace, I think that also helped me achieve the best grades possible.

I didn't have to spend extra money and time searching for the course materials needed, as those were included in the price of the course and was sent to me by post within a few days. The Home Learning College provides step by step guide and there is the opportunity to contact tutors and start a conversation about a topic you are unsure of, doesn't matter how many times you seek advice, without hesitation, tutors will be there to support you!

Home Learning College offers Live Classes and also recordings of those classes, so that students can go back and look through the recordings to make more notes and to understand the topics efficiently.

Even though I knew what job I wanted to end up doing, I wasn't perfectly sure the necessary steps to take in order to achieve the career path I dream of, However once I've spoken to the advisers of the Home Learning College, they've helped me through this. I should mention, if it is not clear from the review I've given so far, I am very happy with the experience I've gained by being a student at Home Learning College and hope to do so.

However I would really appreciate it if more Live Classes are held more often and if the tutors could reply sooner on the General Forum conversations students bring up. Thanks :)
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a insperational learning experience

I found out about Home Learning College online, it offered a lot of courses I was interested it. I spoke to the most helpful and lovely people from the customer service to get advice on which course would be best for me; I was advised by them that AAT Level 2 would be my perfect course. I'm currently half of the way through my course and I'm enjoying the whole process. The accountancy tutors are very helpful and friendly to ask for help and advice. It was the best decision to enrol in Home Learning College; I'm ever so grateful for the help and support the tutors offer.
My Enrolment Number - CB1259827
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Home Learning College = Success

I would like to recommend Home Learning College for providing an absolutely fantastic course, which covered every area of marketing that was relevant for the CIM level - Introductory Certificate Level 3.

The course books were brilliantly set out, with each unit covered in detail with additional case studies and suggested additional reading. The course books provided a great basis of knowledge, which should be expanded upon by using sources such as internet and textbooks in order to complete the course assignments. The assignments really made me have to think ‘like a marketer’ – which is the reason I took the course in the first place.

The tutors (I had Jessica and Jacqui) were always punctual with email responses, answering queries and going above and beyond what was required with their detailed help. I did not need to telephone them requiring assistance, perhaps that was just me, but judging by how they addressed email issues, general enquiries on the HLC message boards and the Live Classes, I can imagine a phone call experience would have been equally as positive.

HLC Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is excellent – it allows for students to access all course materials, submit their work, access Live Classes and converse with other students. What I really liked was the ability to access the online community at any time, and to start straight away which was not the case with other CIM providers I had enquired with before choosing HLC.

Live Classes were a great chance to see and hear tutors, and enter into discussions with them and other students. HLC made the Live Classes available to watch after having been recorded, but I would recommend trying to watch as they are filmed for the best experience. Tutors really engage with viewers and are humourous and polite. The VLC has a calendar to show you key dates.

I have now finished my HLC course, which prepared me well for the CIM assignments and test and I am thoroughly happy with how each has progressed. I would definitely recommend Home Learning College to anyone thinking of studying for a CIM/CAM qualification, as HLC provides the support and resources necessary to really achieve! Overall I would give Home Learning College 5/5 – very happy with everything!

I am now waiting for my results, so fingers crossed!

Kris R (CB1362544)

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With an active online community of over 20,000 students, Home Learning College are the UK’s largest distance learning provider for professional qualifications. Bringing enterprising professionals together to boost their careers with industry recognised and accredited qualifications, their online training courses are the UK’s choice for professional learning at home.

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We live here: 1 Hammersmith Broadway
W6 9DL London
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