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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.


Choose From a Wide Range of Courses across 20 Disciplines

Academic CoursesAgriculture coursesAnimals CoursesBusiness and Management categoryCounselling and PsychologyCPD Staff Training CoursesEcotourism and Adventure Activities CoursesEnvironmental CoursesHealth and Medical CoursesHobby and Leisure CoursesHorticulture CoursesHospitality, Training and Tourism coursesHumanities coursesICB Certified Bookkeeping CopursesLeisure, fitness and recreation coursesLifestyle coursesNatural Science CoursesRHS Qualifications CoursesScience and Technology courses


Never stop learning

We are unique in that we offer many distance learning courses not normally available at other schools or colleges.  We are based 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 598 AD.

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 requirement. From an employer’s perspective, the practical skills you acquire, combined with the course knowledge, will enhance your employable skills and teamwork abilities, 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 (Continuing Professional Development) online courses, ideal for those requiring a CPD  qualification in a relatively short time for that all-important job interview. Alternatively, you may 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 simply involves 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 their outlook. Come and join our distance learning centre and benefit from; the knowledge acquired, the practical skills learnt and job skills developed.  Graduate with a worthwhile 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:


+44 (0) 1227 789 649

Or ­­­Contact Us Via Our Contact Form


Read What Our Students Say About Us!

"I have already got a job; Tier 2 Area Field Manager for Somerset and part Devon National Milk Records Group, which is the UK's largest milk recording company providing services to farms to ensure their cows are as profitable as possible. I will be in charge of about 220 farms and overseeing the services that the company offers these farms. It is a job I could never have gotten without the course ADL has provided me with, so a big thank you for helping me get to where I am now."
Frances C, UK

Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock Management) VAG001

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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.