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“Unprincipled. Unethical. Incompetent.”

Written on: 30/11/2014 by TheBoots (1 review written)

I was on HLC's "Google Squared" digital marketing course (£1,500 for six months). The course content was dismal (you could have got it from two good books and watching some videos on youtube); individual assessment from (and contact with) tutors was precisely zero; sales-people (sorry, "admissions tutors") told people whatever lie they thought appropriate to gain a sale (claiming in many cases that it was "equivalent to a masters"). HLC claimed to be working with Google on this project (a… Read Full Review

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“Refunds”

Written on: 14/11/2014 by Slb12345 (1 review written)

Booked an AAT accounting course then after viewing all the info and modules found out that it wasn't the right course for me. Cancelled two days later by email and by phone. Emails only returned after 72 hours. When calling they won't give you a yes it's been cancelled say we will reply to email in 72 hours. You call a few days later and it will be done you still within the limit time to cancel. No it was to be cancelled on the day but no. Call again then get an email that it has been… Read Full Review

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“HAD TO PAY OVER £1000 EVEN WHEN TOO ILL TO STUDY!”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by 119Finn (1 review written)

I joined HLC and about a month after I became ill and was signed off work etc, I sent letters to HLC and proof but they continued to make me pay the balance of around £1300 even though I was too poorly to study at all. I was absolutely disgusted with this company and would never recommend signing up to anything!… Read Full Review

120Finn's Comment

Written on: 30/07/2014

to 119Finn -
what u wanna expect from them? I think u get also all the course materials. Read first T & C before signing something and HLC is not the only one online college. Check in googel next time....

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“Best Distant Learning College”

Written on: 09/04/2014 by Jaylin460 (1 review written)

I chose HLC through recommendations and the service provided was excellent.All manauals were very easy to refer and understand.The tutors were very helpfull in correcting any mistakes and the online forum was good.I completed all my levels 1&2 and passed becoming a AICB in a space of within 1.5 years.Great work to all the staff and tutors keep it up… Read Full Review

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“Bookkeeping courses”

Written on: 09/04/2014 by 1954Lewis (1 review written)

I have recently completed my level 2 computerised bookkeeping course after a gap of around 18 months, as such the material has moved on somewhat but the older version is still available to use on the internet portal site. I particularly like the way the course has been broken down into bite sized chunks and the working assignments in the book which you mark yourself are excellent and prepare you well for the exam. I did not like the tutor marked assignments which were short answer format and… Read Full Review

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“Computerised Accounting for Business”

Written on: 09/04/2014 by JanineBlack (1 review written)

I signed up for IAB levels 1, 2,and 3 in Computerised Accounting for Business using Sage 50, following redundancy from the County Council in 2011. Levels 1 and 2 completed within 8 weeks and then it was up to me to get started for level 3! Home issues held me back and in the end I was pushed to finish in time and had to ask for a one month extension to tutorial support, which was easily arranged through Student Services. However, I found the course easy to follow, and the tutorial support… Read Full Review

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“They just don't teach”

Written on: 03/04/2014 by Leland151 (1 review written)

I decided to enrol onto a level 2 childcare, despite having GCSE results that enable me to do a level 3 at college to see if I like the subject. I did the course as backup in addition to what I am studying. I found that the materials were dispatched quickly and I had easy access to the site. However the tutors are awful, they just don't teach. The live class is just a repetition of what the text book says. The worksheets don't promote thinking but are just the assignment questions. Doing the… Read Full Review

Rachel_Louise's Comment

Written on: 03/07/2014

hi, can i ask which tutor you had? im having the same problem with mine.

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“Online learning, with lots of support.”

Written on: 23/02/2014 by Hamsters4 (1 review written)

After much searching, I chose home learning college and have not had any regrets. You are advised to create a time plan for your studies before you start so you are organised. The books are broken down in to bite size sections so you learn each part well without being bogged down. The books can also be read as an e-book online. There are plenty of online classes you can view or attend live via live log on. You have to submit and pass several assignments before being allowed to book an exam… Read Full Review

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“Flexible for family life”

Written on: 22/01/2014 by 451031313 (1 review written)

I studied AAT to help with a career change. I had been made redundant from the insurance industry and fancied a change. The HLC distance learning meant that I did not have to fit around attending classes at a college, but still had a support network. I worked at my own pace, taking time over bits I found harder, and working quickly through areas I found easier. I now work as an accounts admin, and am very happy… Read Full Review

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“Great career move!”

Written on: 14/08/2013 by HanW (1 review written)

After deciding upon a career change into childcare I knew that I needed to obtain the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce. After researching different online companies I contacted the Home Learning College. Before enrolling I spoke to a very helpful person at HLC who answered all of my questions and talked me through the studying process. Upon payment I quickly received all of my textbooks and guides on how to use the ELC. At the start of the course I must… Read Full Review

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“Fabulous online learning!!!!!!!”

Written on: 13/08/2013

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… Read Full Review

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“unpleasing customer service”

Written on: 12/08/2013

I can understand questions about my qualifications or about my work experience; although asking about my salary and monthly payments is unimportant. I am not applying for a loan or even for a credit card, I am applying to finish my AAT qualification. I have contacted with Home Learning College just to find an answer on the question: Can I do AAT level 4 in 2 years with them? I have finished AAT level 3 in this year, and because of my 3 A levels, children, and work I need more time to finish AAT… Read Full Review

Home Learning College's Comment

Written on: 14/08/2013

We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with the service you have received from our Course Advisor. We encourage our course advisors to try engage in a detailed discussion about the study options available to you, and in order to this effectively, it is a requirement that they establish your current employment status and evidence of ability to the fund the course. This is to ensure that our students are aware of the financial implications so they do not find themselves in difficult financial circumstances once they have agreed to do the course. We apologise if this was not the impression you received. We take all complaints very seriously and we have addressed the issues you have raised directly with the Course Advisor you spoke to. If you would like to contact us to discuss this particular case further, please do so.

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★★★★★

“Well Worth While”

Written on: 05/08/2013

I first started studying Bookkeeping Manual Level 1 and Sage Computerized Bookkeeping level 2 with the Home Learning College in 2010. I completed both courses and gained 97% distinction in both. I thoroughly enjoyed the courses. I then decided to study for the Manual Level 2 which would mean that once I passed I could practice as a bookkeeper independently. I passed in June this year with 91% distinction. I found from start to finish the response from the Home Learning College… Read Full Review

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“Plain Sailing”

Written on: 23/07/2013 by Ruth5566 (1 review written)

I enrolled for AAT Level 2. The books arrived immediately and I found them easy to follow (I do work in this field and obviously, this makes a difference). The exam booking procedure works fine - looking at previous reviews. some people seem to book an exam and expect to take it instantly, which seems a little unrelastic to me. I didn't really have much contact with the tutors, but any questions that I asked were always answered. I don't know what the online classrooms are like, as I never used… Read Full Review

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“Great college with a positice future”

Written on: 19/07/2013

Reading the reviews stated below I would have to say that I agree with some of the students comments but would like to give my input that I hope will make a difference for students and HLC alike. Last year I signed up to levels 3 & 4 AAT, I decided to study with the HLC as they offer flexibility which I needed as personal circumstances ment that I could not continue at my local college. I finally got started in December last year, at first I really struggled to understand the books and the… Read Full Review

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“I'm recommending it to all my friends”

Written on: 17/07/2013 by elfida (1 review written)

In 2011 I took 2 courses from HLC, ICB Computerized Bookkeeping Level 2, which included Level 1 as well, and Payroll Management Level 3. The material was very clear and tutor support was great, especially when it was made available to send your question to the tutors in general, as my tutor was in no help at all. Luckily she changed the job and other tutor are just great. With their support I was able to finish all these courses in a 1 year time, instead of 2 years. And I passes all 3 exams… Read Full Review

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“Best thing I ever done!!”

Written on: 15/07/2013 by boroboy100 (1 review written)

I started my course in April 2010 and was a bit unsure as to whether or not I done the right thing, but after only a few days of learning my preferred choice in study, I knew I HAD done the right thing! It was so easy to study at times that suited me, the support I received from all concerned was second to none. I felt as if I had gotten to know the tutors personally and was quite sad when my course came to an end. I have loved every single minute of it and would highly recommend anyone who is… Read Full Review

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“loving the learning”

Written on: 05/07/2013 by mse67 (1 review written)

I started the course at the beginning of May '13 and have just passed my level 1 bookkeeping exam..it's been real lovely to be able to study at my own pace with putting in as many hours as I can and taking time off if I need it...I found the tutors are there for support when I need them and promptly reply to my emails..now about 8 weeks into the course I am about to start level 2 and really looking forward to it. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted to study at home with the knowledge… Read Full Review

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“Levels 1,2 & 3 Computerised Accounting”

Written on: 04/07/2013 by J9Hine (1 review written)

I started my course in February of this year (2013) and five months later, I have almost completed all three levels of this course. The beauty of Home Learning College is that you are in control of your learning and can structure your time over weeks, creating a timetable to suit you or you can complete over a quicker period of time to fit in with career goals. I personally, find it easier to complete a minimum of two hours study per day, as I feel I can better retain information and get to… Read Full Review

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“Total support amazing course”

Written on: 04/07/2013

I have had an amazing experience with HLC. Tutor support within hours, brilliant course material, very straight forward. I was very surprised to see the bad comments as I have had no experiences which are negative. My assessments have been marked quickly and tutors very supportive. The online lessons are brilliant and if you don't get it the first time they are always there to go back and look at. Money well spent!!… Read Full Review

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