£50,000 achievement fund created for new Home Learning College students

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Online learning specialist Home Learning College has launched a new fund to reward students who complete their first assignment before the end of November,with up to £150 available per person. The five students receiving the top five grades in that time will also receive full reimbursement of their course fees. The aim is to encourage students to make a strong start to their course and recognise academic achievement.

Submitting work to be marked is the first stage in building positive links between students and tutors, which in turn plays an invaluable role in maintaining motivation.

All students who enrol on a course with Home Learning College during September, and complete their first assignment before the end of November, will receive a cash reward of up to £150 in celebration their achievement. This initiative is part of the college’s £50,000 Kick Start Achievement Fund, which will also reimburse full course fees to the five students who achieve the highest grades for that first assignment.

The Kick Start Achievement Fund is designed to encourage and acknowledge academic achievement, and provide an incentive for new Home Learning College students to get stuck into their studies. The launch of this scheme has been timed to coincide with a natural uplift in people enrolling on courses during September, in correlation with the start of the new academic term. It follows a similar reward fund created for students who enrolled last December and January.

Holly Bayliss from Solihull was one of the five top students who benefited from this original fund after enrolling on Home Learning College’s Supporting Teaching and Learning course at the start of the year. She explains her delight at achieving 100% in her first assignment and receiving full repayment of her fees: “I’ve always dreamt of being a teacher and this is the first step in achieving that goal.

“As a mum of two young children, distance learning suits me down to the ground. Having said that, I didn’t know what to expect when submitting my first assignment, and I was surprised and thrilled to get such a high mark. Having my course fees fully reimbursed was an added bonus and the icing on the cake of a fantastic learning experience.”

Analysis of has shown that Home Learning College students who complete their first assignment within the first couple of months are more likely to continue their studies and gain their final qualification. “Submitting work to be marked is the first stage in building positive links between students and tutors, which in turn plays an invaluable role in maintaining motivation,” explains Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College.

“That level of drive and self discipline is key to success with online learning, and we do everything we can to create the right environment in which those characteristics can flourish,” continues Dave. “The Kick Start Achievement Fund is one way in which we do this, by highlighting the importance of submitting that first assignment and providing an extra incentive to produce the highest quality work possible.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about Home Learning College’s Kick Start Achievement Fund, or the range of online courses available, should call 0800 917 5902 or visit http://www.homelearningcollege.com.


About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest provider of professional distance learning courses in the UK, with 50,000 current students.

All Home Learning College courses lead to CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, CIM, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking. Students are also eligible for the NUS Extra card from the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing them to enjoy the savings and services available with the discount card.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/homelearningcollege

Tor Goldfield
Content Marketing and Communications Manager
Home Learning College
Tel: 020 8080 9258
Mobile: 07843 335606
Email: tor(dot)goldfield(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com

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