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Online Courses - Hundreds of Courses available across more than 18 Disciplines

ADL is a premier online course provider and has been delivering distance learning courses studied from home for over ten years. Our experiential based learning programmes written by industry relevant professionals, are a blend of theory and practice, meaning that you will develop the attributes employers are looking for.

Stand out from the crowd when applying for the job of your dreams by having something that little bit different. By completing a problem based learning course (PBL) and then combining your newly achieved knowledge and skills, learned via our quality and value for money online courses, you'll be ahead of the field. 

Your Future is Right Here. So whether you’re looking to build your career, start your own business, further your studies, or purely because you would like to learn something new, you are sure to enhance your life through the Academy for Distance Learning.

We don't just sell a product, we provide the means for people to achieve their life goals!


600+ Courses to choose from - Suitable for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - Different qualification Levels - Courses written to meet employers needs - Enrol and study from anywhere in the world - Qualification from Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Interest free payment options available - 25% Discount available - Accessible course material  (3 learning methods) - No hidden extra costs - Practical tasks & meaningful assignments - No assignment deadlines (control what you learn) - Unlimited support & Direct tutor feedback - Dedicated student support team - Design your own course - The reassurance of  formal recognition and professional memberships.

Please read our Customer Reviews  to see what previous students have achieved after completing their studies with us and how well our courses are received in the work place and at universities.

1 Over ten years experience in delivering Online Distance Learning Courses

2 An Educational Philosophy which empowers learners to succeed

3 A Centre for an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Gain an Endorsed Qualification issued by a "Recognised" Body.

4 Suitably Qualified and Career Seasoned tutors

5 Excellently delivered courses, designed with the needs of employers in mind.

Just five great reasons to choose ADL to secure your future!

Royal Horticultural Society Distance Learning Approved Provider

There are no better horticultural qualifications than those issued by the RHS. ADL is one of only a few distance learning providers approved to deliver courses to students wishing to obtain them and our Level 2 and Level 3 courses meet all their current requirements. There are a wide range of horticultural career opportunities and RHS graduates can use their newly acquired skills to work all over the world Find your RHS course here


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                Previous Customer Experiences with our Courses

    "Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL.  I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

    Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island.  Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Trees for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.

    "The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

    "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

    "I want to thank you for  the course - Hotel Management- I've just finished now. The course was comprehensive and well edited. For sure it can give a new worker in the hospitality industry the basic theoretical and practical knowledge required".  Daniel K, Hotel Management, Romania

    "Upon completing the Interior Plants Course I was offered my dream job.  Taking this class was one of the best decisions I've made, the information I received was invaluable.  Thank you ADL". Meg V,  Interior Plants, Florida, USA.

    “I am delighted to report that I passed the exam and received a “Pass with Commendation”. I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the correction of my assignments  and I found your advice and extra subject information  invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture”.   Go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thanks!) Colin, RHS Cert II, Ireland

    "Although my main interest in Earth Science is Geology I found this course excellent. The course notes were very interesting and useful throughout the course. Thank you to the ADL staff for their excellent service" Barry. Earth Science

    "I received good feedback, and had an efficient turnaround of assignments, useful comments and grades to analyse." Andrew, Calf Rearing

    "I enjoyed the course and developed a good understanding of learning and behaviour disorders. I feel this will be helpful in my role as a Clerk at a local primary school". The course met my expectations and I enjoyed the challenge of learning about conditions i knew little about. The presentation of the course and the opportunity to communicate with my tutor was valuable. I enjoyed the course so much , I am planning to do another! Jennifer C, Developmental Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents, UK

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    Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure all information from the academy is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies taught in a course, at the point of their assessment. Beyond this point, the graduate is responsible to maintain their acquired competencies, and apply acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to the unique characteristics of each application. This will release the academy from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student, whether directions given during the course are followed or not.