LONDON, December 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Learning College (HLC) today announces that it is the first and only vocational distance learning provider to be accredited as an academic institution by the National Union of Students (NUS). This means that HLC can now exclusively offer its home study students ( the NUS Extra Card - affording them a wealth of discounts and offers.

The NUS serves as the unified voice of UK students, representing the interests of over 95%, or seven million, of the students in higher or further education.

The NUS Extra Card is designed to help students make their cash stretch further. With literally thousands of discounts across a multitude of purchases like books, clothes, gigs and eating out, the announcement will come as welcome news to current and prospective students at Home Learning College.

A small selection of the offers available to NUS Extra Card holders include:

- 5% off books, music and DVDs and more at Amazon - 10% off a student price ticket at the Odeon - 10% discount at Matalan - Win GBP100 shopping spree with - Free annual travel insurance when you purchase motor insurance from Endsleigh - GBP10 free credit with an Orange SIM - Up to 20% on cleaning with Johnson Cleaners - Get up to 15% discount on Mac products at Apple - 15% off at BB's Coffee and Muffins - Save 10% at Comet on computer peripherals - Snappy Snaps are offering 10% discount

As an extra bonus, students can upgrade their NUS Extra Card to include an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to gain access to discounts in 140 countries worldwide. This can be particularly handy when travelling, as the ISIC is an internationally recognised student ID card that entitles members to tens of thousands of discounts and offers.

All current students at Home Learning College ( will be informed of this new benefit through a programme of email marketing, e-newsletters and promotion on the Virtual Learning Community.

Notes to Editors

About Home Learning College

Home Learning College (HLC) is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, with more than 65,000 students currently studying for a new career. HLC offers a wide range of courses covering Book-keeping, Accountancy, IT and Computing, Web Design and many more. All courses lead to professional CV enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft and CIW.

HLC is the UK's only vocational home study provider with a dedicated in-house Tutoring service. Students also benefit from the HLC Virtual Learning Community, an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer-to-peer networking. For more information on all Home Learning College courses visit

SOURCE: Home Learning College

CONTACT: If you have any further questions relating to the NUS Extra card,please contact Kate Pawlowicz in Marketing, or +44-(0)20-8676-6011. All mediaenquiries to: Tor Goldfield, Home Learning College PR Manager,, Tel: +44-(0)20-8676-6258, Mobile:+44-(0)7843-335606