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4 months after i have finished still no diploma ,what's going on?

In february 2012 i enrolled for -as advertised- BTEC ADVANCED LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM ISSUED BY EDEXCEL.

I finished in november 2012,but all i got is a silly award from home learning college.I have written several emails and made calls to student services and no one is giving me a straight answer ,about when the diploma will be issued by EDEXCEL.all i am told is that it is coming soon ,but Edexcel are very slow.However the college has changed the description of the course to A Certificate from ITT and EDEXCEL has been removed as an accrediting provider.Can someone tell me ,what is going on ?EDEXCEL ARE TELLING ME ONLY HLC CAN REQUEST FOR MY DIPLOMA. ,UNLESS THE COLLEGE GIVES ME THE PIN SLIPS.
.i applied to university and presented ucas with an assurance that i have completed BTEC level 3 Advanced diploma accredited and issued by EDEXCEL ,that is what is written on my contract with home learning college.Now they making me look like a fraud and not giving me an answer.

Can you send my certificate to me if I can’t get it from my centre?
We can’t send original certificates directly to students. This is because you have an arrangement with the centre to take the qualification, and as such they are responsible for:
Registering you to take the qualification
Teaching you the course
Assessing your achievements while you are taking the course
Claiming your certificate once you’ve finished the course.
If the certificate is to have a high educational value we need to ensure that the qualification has been rigorously tested. If we were to send certificates directly to students, without a record of your achievement, it would undermine the centre and may possibly lead employers, with whom you might apply for a job, or further education centres, with whom you may want to continue your studies, to doubt the value of our qualifications.
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Reply from Home Learning College

Hi Mirela, I am concerned to hear about your dissatisfaction with the service. I hope I will be able to clarify things for you: the Travel and Tourism course is still (as always has been) accredited by Edexcel but Edexcel have since brought the BTEC brand. ITT is the trading body that informs on the course content. This means that the certificate you should expect to receive will be from the Edexcel awarding body and it is them that you will have to contact if this has not been received. As to the qualification – you will receive exactly what you signed up for: the BTEC Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism. As a student of the college, we do indeed have your records on our database and have someone from the exams department currently working to resolve these issues for you. If there is anything I can do for you in the meantime, please contact me directly via the address connect@homelearningcollege.com. Regards, Elizabeth Edwards.
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Headache!

First started in Oct 2011 but didn't receive my course material until end of Nov as i wasn't told that i would need to make an upfront payment to get my course material until i was contacted by a course advisor. the trouble didn't stop their.....i then had problems accessing my software as the code i was given by Adobe wouldn't work....after 3months of trying to access the software i finally managed to get a valid code....with no help from Home Learning college who kept referring me back to Adobe...which then took me round in circles. not only did i start off on a bad foot but i couldn't even email my tutor as my email was blocked from his mailing list....you explain that one! when i finally contacted him...he acted as if i was the dumb one who was putting the code in, incorrectly. when i eventually sat down to do the web design material it just went over things that were no longer necessary to use and was very boring....what a waste of time!!!!! needless to say i have been offered the opportunity to change my course to something else.....hmmm we will see.
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Reply from Home Learning College

I'm sorry to hear you've felt let down by your experience. The last thing we want is for our students to be unhappy with their course. We take all concerns very seriously and work hard to ensure any issues students have are fully investigated and addressed. I would like the opportunity to investigate your concerns and do what I can to resolve them - if you would like for me to do this for you, please supply me with your enrolment number and I will look into things right away.
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Excellent pathway to the career of choice.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in the future and enrolled on a course which I soon realised wasn't for me. I received full support to alter the course and change to a different one, Criminology, and was given all the relevant information to help me through the process. Once I got started and received my course materials, I absolutely loved it. I had an amazing tutor which promptly marked my assignments and supported me from beginning to end. He also catered for different learning styles by providing online seminars alongside the printed course materials. I completed my Criminology Diploma within 6 months of changing course and I would recommend distance learning to anyone. I studied alongside working full-time and I found it was really helpful to be able to study where I feel most comfortable, at home.
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Great experience

Doing a course with Home Learning College was such a great experience for me. All the tutors were so helpful and very patient. Recorded live chats were fantastic, although i was not able to attend any of them but they were always accessible for me anytime at my convenience. I have completed my course and passed my final exam , Level II Certificate in Computerized Bookkeeping , 99% with Distinction. A big thank you to all the Bookkeeping tutors! :)
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outstanding course

i completed the criminology course and never looked back
I found this course wonderful to work with. it explains itself in every question. my tutor was always there and very promt in getting back to me with any problems that i had. i would definatley recommend this course to anyone. it was very interesting and the course material was wonderful.
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great way to learn

I did a course with the Home Learning college whilst i was made redundant.
I passed the course with a merit. the staff are friendly and on hand to help, my tutor always asnwered any questions i needed to ask and helped steer me in the right direction.
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Double trouble, not!

I signed up for two courses with Home Learning College in October 2011 one course was the Pyschology course and the other was the Criminolgy Course. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this so didn't have a clue what to expect. I received both course packs really quickly and was able to start them straight away. As a working parent I tried to put some time aside when my son had gone to bed to complete these courses, so I would sit down and read through them. When I saw the packs I thought what have I let myself in for? However, this is not the case, the course information is clear to understand and the Home Learning College website gives you the extra support you may need from fellow students and it is easy to use to upload your assignments. You also get your feedback from your assignments quickly and clearly from your tutors with relevent comments to your course which is great. Overall I would recommend this to anybody who asks (and those who don't) and wouldn't hesitate in doing another course from this company.
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It was very easy to understand

I was really happy with the service which I received from home learning college. If I needed a help my tutor was available anytime. Everything what I didn't understand in the book tutor helped me with other examples to get more clearer about situation or information which was written in the books. It was very useful course for me. All those skill which I gained successfully used at my workplace.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

As long as you can read between the lines, you'll be fine.

I am very pleased to be close to getting my first CIM qualification but I do feel that the support from my tutor could have been more than it was. From materials that really need updating to feedback from her that she never clarified or even contradicted herself on ("you're not using Harvard Referencing" was one assignment feedback, even though I was using exactly the same format as I had for my A graded assignment before...and the A graded one after that, and after that). As a graduate, I found the "how to write an assignment" webinars quite patronising and unhelpful, and there was no proper guidance on how to create the 'perfect' professional cover. For the exam piece, I was not provided with "a sample A grade assignment" and when I asked what she meant by "make your cover more professional", the only explanation was "the image looks blocked in", which is not very helpful to a non-designer. However, she did always mark my work very quickly, which enabled me to complete the course in the expected 2 years and usually answered my questions in a timely manner, if not always very clear.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

Out of this world

I took time out to studied life coaching and has a made a major impact on my life and others around me. The course was easy to follow and the support was amazing and was given constructive feedback. The course make you look at making your own improvements in your life. It allows you to dream big and realise your dreams. It has made me go onto completing NLP diploma that its with the life coaching. It was the best money that I spent on a course and would advise anyone to take this course up.

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Very rewarding

I started my course a couple of years ago now. It took me a year to complete as I was working full time as well. I could do my course whenever I had the time and there was no rush to finish the assognments. I done so much better than I thought I would I got an A two Bs and a C. The course also made me think about my career and helped me to decide on what I really want to do and that's to become a counsellor. Since finishing my course I have enrolled in a diploma in counselling course and should be finished next year. I would recommend this course to anyone. The tutor was great an always there to answer any questions. All in all 10/10.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

first class

after studying two courses with home learning college, i cannot praise them enough for the support and materials they give to you. your tutor is always there to help out with any queries or problems and is prompt in doing so.
the course materials are of excellent detail and i found it easy to do my course with the help of these.
am hoping to do another course in the new year in counselling and i know it will be of as good a quality, and the support will be the same.
would recommend this to anyone, infact have recommended this college to quite a few of my work colleagues.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

Criminology solved

The course material arrived quickly and was simple and easy to use. The course material was interesting and my personal tutor was always there to help. I was working full time and found the course was easy to fit in with my busy lifestyle.
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its helped me to change my life for the better!

I studied lifecoaching with Home Learning because it was very flexible. I was able to do the course around my own working and personal life. The feedback from the tutor was great he was always there at the end of the internet. Iam starting up my new business and I achieved this with amazing grades.
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not the best

Theres pluses and minuses but i think that the minuses are to big...
Pluses are that there really helpfull tuttors and never had a problem with the site.
Minuses are that they tell u that all u need to pass the tests are the books they provide but in fact u will need more sources if u really want to pass the test:just an example is that i learned a few things from the simulation test ive done so far,which i shouldve know from the books.Another big minus is that they never tell you when u enroll that compTIA A+ have changed the way they deal with the diplomas:basicaly the diplomas are only valid for 3years,and than u will have to take the test again in order to have it valid.of course there are few ways of getting around and maintaining your diploma valid but in my opinion i shouldve been informed.As for as i was concern i was taking on a course to change my career,
To conclude,i guess u cant really find any better somewhere else,cos in the end they all try to sell their products and dont really care about costumers.I can tell that my cousin had similar problem when she done a course with one of these home leargning colleges.My adivice would be to ask as many question as you need before enroling and dont be pressured by their seller who they will definitly say that "this is one of the last spots left sir for now and if u choose not to enroll now u might not get a change when u call later"...can u imagine? :))))
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Reply from Home Learning College

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you felt the minuses outweighed the pluses in your experience. We do clearly state on our website that, as with all major IT accreditations, CompTIA Certification must be renewed every three years to ensure that knowledge and skills remain up to date with current trends, but I can only apologise if you gained a different impression at some point.

In regards to the provision of resources, there are a wealth of online materials available in addition to the course books provided, such as mock exams and sample papers, but we do advise that background reading will often be required for successful completion of the course, as could be expected with a professional qualification at this level.

You mention that you enrolled on this course in order to change career, so I hope that your studies have helped you to achieve that goal and that you gain ongoing value from your new qualification.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

Highly Recommended

I would recommend HLC for anyone wishing to take a home study course. The material is first rate, the tutors are very knowledgable and the on-line community is very usable. You can study at your own pace and the pricing is a bargain for what you receive.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

Fabulous online learning!!!!!!!

Home Learning College is a great place to gain new knowledge and skills at home in appropriate for each rate.I have done Early learning and child care course which supposed to take 2 years but with my determination, concentration and hard work i managed to finish it in 18 months. I had tutor who was available for me at any time when i needed her and she was extremely helpful. My tutor has always supported me and give advice as well as in case of problems provide guidance how to solve it. I would recommend HLC to anyone who wants to get new qualifications and get their dream job. I did it and I believe that thanks to the positive attitude and hard work, you too will also succeed.
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Review by confirmed purchaser

Sage Accounting and Payroll - Great teachers

Supportive teachers, helpful, always marked my assignments very promptly and answered any questions I had through out my 2 years of studies at HLC. As a proof stand my ICB Level III Diploma in Payroll Management - Merit and ICB Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping - Distinction!

As a busy and working mum I found the courses work were easy to follow and very thorough therefore I would totally recommend the HLC to anyone thinking of studying at home.
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looking for a head start home collage can help

i would suggest home learning to any one. with wonderful people that are understanding and available when ever you need. home learning really is the way to go .you can call on someone any time of day.there never to busy to help you what ever your need mite be i wouldnt have gone any were else .they really helped me grow confidence and achieve a real stepping stone in life .thats why you should pick home learning too .
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Review by confirmed purchaser

A college in my living room!!

The VLC at Home Learning College is like having a college or school right there in your living room, or better still, where ever you are in the world! The accessability of the online services are second to none, the course materials are clear and easy to follow, and if you ever get stuck there is always a tutor close to hand to answer any and all queries you may have. A perfect and very convenient way of studying whether you work full time, part time or how ever little spare time you may have, the courses are built around you and your hectic lives so you can work at your own pace which makes the path to furthering your education even more appealing and successful :)

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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
United Kingdom

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