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ADL is a leading provider of Distance Learning, Home Study & Online Courses

Online Courses for Adults - Turn Your Ambition into Reality!

ADL is an online learning college, dedicated to providing high quality learner friendly online courses for adults. Our courses are ideal for CPD (Continuing Professional Development), career change, self-improvement or simply to start your own business. Many learners also use our qualifications to progress into higher education in the UK, as well as abroad.

Never stop learningWe are unique in that we offer many distance learning courses not normally available at other schools or colleges.  We are in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, England.  Canterbury, has long been associated with education, beginning with the founding of St Augustine’s monastery in 598AD.

What makes our courses exceptional, apart from the content?  You get to do practical work in addition to reaching your learning objectives. Most of our courses have this practical requirement. From an employer’s perspective, the practical skills you acquire, combined with the course knowledge, will enhance your employability skills and team work skills, giving you a distinct advantage over your competitors at job interviews.

Our online qualifications include: Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas. In addition to these we also offer short 20-hour CPD online courses, ideal for those needing a CPD qualification in a relatively short time, for that all-important job interview. Alternatively, you can simply choose an ADL eBook from our extensive selection for an introductory course overview.Study on any device

A unique ADL feature is the popular option to Design Your Own Qualification. This is done simply by combining various modules together (subject to our approval) to create the qualification that meets your need. An excellent option for those who cannot find the qualification they are searching for elsewhere.

You can enrol and finish at any time. You receive full tutor and admin support and you are allocated your own dedicated personal professional tutor, who is an expert in their chosen field.  Your tutor is there to support you all the way through.  You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.

In addition to individual learners, we also offer corporate online professional development training programs.  Corporate sponsors include:

NHS - Jaguar/Landrover Employee Learning Scheme - H.M. Prison Service -
National Trust - Schools & Universities - Local Government - United Nations - Gardens of Helicon - Many Businesses in the UK and beyond.
  For further corporate details and offers please contact:   admissions@adlhomestudy.co.uk

Our students are from all walks of life, studying in various parts of the world and are global in outlook.

Come and join our distance learning center and benefit from the knowledge you acquire, the practical skills you will learn and job skills you develop.  Graduate with a worthy qualification!

Need help in choosing a course relevant to your learning goals?  Why not speak with one of our friendly professional academic advisers today by calling   


01227 789 649    -    Int’l   +44 (0) 1227 789 649  

by ­­­email:   info@adlhomestudy.co.uk



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What Our Students Say About Us!

"Fantastic Teacher and well organised modules. Assignments forced me to learn and research to prepare me for the exams. I really enjoyed studying with ADL. I can now continue my studies at Ulster University, which has accepted my certificate from ADL". 
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"It's with great pleasure that I can tell you about my new job as Park Manager for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island.  The ADL courses I competed in Botany, Agronomy and Trees for Rehabilitation, definitely helped me get the position I applied for. My sincere thanks and gratitude to all the ADL team".              Leckraz K, Re-Union Island


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"It exceeded my expectations. It was more comprehensive than I expected and the assignments really stimulated deep study of the subject. Thank you for your guidance. I am delighted with my certificate and will recommend this course and ADL to my friends and colleagues."  G Flaherty, Ornithology BEN102, Ireland


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