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Post Graduate Studies

Professional Development Courses For Graduates

ADL offers an opportunity to obtain a post-graduate qualification through distance learning. Modules are selected from a wide range of courses offered by ADL allowing flexibility and self-paced learning.

Professional Development Courses for Graduates offered in a wide range of subjects – these may include wildlife management, wildlife conservation, psychology, counselling, writing, business, horticulture and much more. Our professional development courses are a flexible way to expand your own studies to a post-graduate level.

We offer two options –                

  • Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Graduate Diploma


Post Graduate Certificate


  • A minimum of 3,000 hours in a recognised university will be acceptable.
  • A degree or good level diploma.
  • One year's experience in working in a relevant field to their qualification.

    If you are unsure as to whether 

Our Post Graduate Certificates require the completion of:

  • Four modules, (choose courses with course codes of 200 and 300 but not 100 codes)
  • Research Project IV module. 

Example:   Environmental Studies VEN100 would not be acceptable as a module, since the course code is 100. However, Environmental Assessment BEN301, would be appropriate as it is a 300 level course.


Post Graduate Diplomas


ADL’s  Post Graduate Diplomas require the completion of the following:

  • Post Graduate Certificate as above 
  • Plus an additional fifth module 
  • Dissertation of 10.000 - 15,000 words (course code BHT330).


Mentors and Support During The Course
We are here to help you as much as possible during the course. You will receive advice on the choice of your choice. Then when you enrol, you will be allocated a  mentor who will work with you through the modules and your research project/dissertation.  

Why Study Your Post-Graduate Course with Us?
We are highly experienced in the delivery of  distance learning education. This means that your mentor  and our staff are all well aware of what is required to ensure that students have a good distance learning experience.  You can start the course at any time and work at your own pace. This means it is flexible and you can study when it suits YOU! 

We also offer a wide range of qualifications in a wide range of topics.

You can contact your mentor with any queries via email or phone. They will help you to move through the course and achieve the best results you can.

All of our learning materials are of high quality and ensure the best learning experience for you.

You do not have to have a degree in the same area as the post-graduate qualification.  The courses are intended to complement your existing knowledge and expand your opportunities and knowledge in the workplace.
By completing research projects and dissertations, you are also increasing your academic skills and writing abilities. 
I am not a graduate, can you help me?
We realise that not everyone has a formal degree, but that many people have a wealth of knowledge, experience and qualifications and may be ready and able to work at a post-graduate level.  If you feel you are, then please contact us with more information on your experience, knowledge and qualifications and we can make the best suggestions for you.

To discuss your Post Graduate options please contact the Registrar by email at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk or by phone on + 44 (0)1227  789 649.

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The Academy for Distance Learning are a leading provider for online course with professional qualifications in the UK, and renowned for the care and committed support we deliver for your learning.  Our specialist tutors are both successful business and industry people and qualified to deliver the materials provided, whether online, distance learning or paper based.   We specialise in online course learning, making us experts at delivery and true pioneers in the field.  We’re committed to your success, and we’ll help you choose the right course.


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.