One question we get asked a lot is- what happens when they reach a year on programme. Do they have to pay to extend?
Let's put that idea to bed right now...
At NCCE We don’t offer extensions on your course.
Yep, you heard that correctly. NCCE don’t offer extensions.
That’s because you do not need to complete your course within a set time.
While we offer guidance in terms of time frames to support students who wish to set themselves a schedule, there are no penalties if these cannot be met.
On occasion, our awarding bodies expire a course and replace with an updated version. In these cases, you will be contacted by us to ask if you would like to complete the original qualification within a externally-required timeframe (between 6-9 months), or if you would like to register on the new version of the qualification. This second option may incur a small registration fee, which goes straight to the awarding body.
If a training provider is adding extension fees, this is a part of their business model and is not a requirement of the awarding organisation that they are using.
We are not an organisation who will continually take money from our students. No matter how long you take, you are doing the same course, and using the same resources, so why should you pay more just because you need a little longer than someone else might need?
Other things to think about when choosing your training provider:
When searching for your provider, these are the minimum considerations that you should have before you give away your hard-earned money. At NCCE we are extremely transparent about our fees. If you do have any further questions- do get in touch. We are happy to support by email or call at a time that suites you.