Frequently Asked Questions

What is Distributed Learning and will it suit me?

Distributed learning is learning without your teacher being physically present. At NCDE this means that you can learn anywhere and any time you can access the Internet. You can take one course to a full course load, whatever best suits your needs. We encourage all students to make regular and steady progress, but NCDE students study at their own pace and don’t have to stick to the same pace as a regular class. If you are considering distributed learning, we suggest you contact us for more information and to determine if DL is the right choice for you.


How do I register?

It’s really easy. Just click on the Enrol button on our home page, select your program, and fill in the forms. As soon as you have done this you will receive an email with your username, password and a link to our Moodle so you can start learning. You could be working in your course in less than 5 minutes. If you don’t like the course, just let us know and we’ll remove you from it. You can always come back to us whenever you want.

For K-9 students, parents must plan their student’s program with the teacher prior to being added to courses.


I don’t have Internet access, can I have a printed course?

Since Internet access is so crucial to our course material, we can’t currently offer a printed course, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t save some course content to help you continue studying during brief periods without Internet access. Assignment templates may also be saved to work on while offline.


Where can I find a list of the courses you offer?

Click on the “Courses and Programs” link above and that will take you to a list of the courses and programs we offer. It’s quite a long list, so be sure to check it thoroughly.


How many courses can I take?

You can take anywhere from 1 to a full school course load. If you have any questions about your own circumstances, please contact us.


What times can I access my courses?

Since NCDE is always open you can work wherever and whenever you want. Teachers are normally available between 9am and 4pm during regular school terms and are not available at weekends.


I’ve moved, changed phone number or my parent/guardian has changed their email. What should I do?

Email with a description of the change and we will update your records so that they reflect the current situation. If your email address has changed, you can log into Moodle and make the appropriate change in your profile.


Why might I no longer see my course(s)?

If you haven’t been active in a course for a long time you may have been removed from the course, but fear not, no work has been lost and all you need to do is contact to let them know to put you back in the course. You can be back working very quickly and won’t have to start over.

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