Level 5 Diplomas from ADL are delivered via Distance Learning and Home Study and because of this, are very popular with learners from all over the world. Whereas level 2 is at the level of a G.C.S.E. and level 3 is at the level of an A level, the majority of Diplomas at ADL are at Foundation degree and HND level. It is very important to remember that levels are an indication of how much you will learn in your course and not how hard the course is. Therefore, unless otherwise stated, you do not require G.C.S.Es, AS levels or A levels to take a Diploma with us.
All our Diplomas have been bench-marked to the UK FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualifications) and the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) by ASIQUAL, a UK based awarding body offering qualifications that recognise both students’ academic achievements and evidenced skills.
Get a Qualification: Qualifications for our Diplomas, are endorsed and issued by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) for which The Academy for Distance Learning is a recognised centre. TQUK is an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation and ADL's recognition number with TQUK is:1709318. In order to maintain our Recognised Centre status, we are subject to yearly EVs (Evaluation Visits) to ensure that we conform to, and are meeting the high standards demanded by a company listed on the Ofqual Register. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam "watchdog".
In addition to receiving a TQUK/ADL Diploma, students will also receive an official transcript of their grades, signed and authorised by the Academy's Registrar.
Already in work and need Professional Development? ADL delivers a number of Diplomas, studied online via Home Study and in a Distance Learning format. For example, you may be a teacher who wants to develop your skills into another dimension of education. Our Diploma in Alternative Education will help you to achieve this, as it will help enable you to successfully educate those who don't fit in with traditional teaching methods. Another area of continuing professional development available is in the tree industry. Our Diploma in Arboriculture, which is focused on tree culture and tree care, provides a solid foundation for anyone working or hoping to work in arboriculture. The Diploma also provides a broad knowledge of other aspects of horticulture.
Get a Career: Have you ever wanted to work in a zoo? If so ADL has an excellent Diploma in Zoo Keeping, which will enhance your C.V. and encourage employers to look at it twice. If you want to go into business for yourself and have good listening skills plus the ability to encourage others to open up to you, then look no further than our Diploma in Counselling. This course is professionally accredited by two counselling organisations, both of which accept ADL graduates as members, with the added benefit of being able to use letters after their name.
Get a career in Business: There are literally hundreds of online Business courses available, so how can you make sure you choose the right one? ADL's Diploma in Business Management is written in line with the National Framework and the qualification can be used to support an application to university. This level 4 course is the first in a series of business courses, with level 5 and level 6 currently under construction. Level 5 will enable you to go into university in year two and level 6 in year three.
Learn something of interest: Animal courses are always popular with our students and so an in-depth course, suitable for both amateurs and professionals, is our Diploma in Companion Animal Studies. This course provides an excellent understanding of how to handle and care for different domestic animals and offers the opportunity to specialize in a particular field of pet care, through elective modules.
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This course will teach you how to work on a farm, or how to run your own. It is ideal for those already working in the agricultural industry, wanting to up skill and improve their career prospects. those taking over the family farm from their parents, or anyone wishing to develop a career in farming.
A different pedagogical approach to mainstream pedagogy. More parents are rejecting mainstream education and its reliance on a teacher led philosophy, in favour of an arguably better one where the learner takes control of his or her own learning.
A comprehensive and practical distance learning course for anyone who wants to better understand the health and well-being of animals.Animals are essential to Man in many ways: as pets, as livestock for food and other animal products and in the wild.
Learn about child and adolescent development. This Diploma is for people working with children or teenagers; or interested in a pursuing a career of working with youth. It is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the mind of a child and the way it changes and develops as they grow,
Learn the skills necessary to manage a retail garden centre or nursery. This course develops both skills required to manage a retail business and knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold in garden centres and nurseries.
This course is designed to equip students with business management skills develop horse care knowledge ·build networking (contact) with the equine industry ·lay a foundation for better understanding individual horses and more broadly, the business of horses.
This Diploma in Arboriculture focuses on the culture and care of trees, providing a sound foundation for any working or hoping to work with tree establishment or maintenance. Unlike many other courses in arboriculture, this course also provides a broad foundation across all aspects of horticulture.
This Diploma follows the National Framework and students may use the qualification, to support an application for a university degree program in business. Acceptance of this qualification...
If you love advising people in choosing the right career then become a Careers Counselor. This in depth course on careers counselling offers you an insight into the work of a careers counsellor. It will provide you with a good grounding in the field of careers counselling
In this course you will be able to learn about theories of childhood development (e.g. morality, cognition, psycho social), as well as develop core counselling skills...
Learn the animal husbandry, business, and management skills needed to launch your career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. This course provides a valuable foundation in handling and caring for all types of domestic animals and lots more.
Gain a good grounding in counselling and start your own self-employed practice. This diploma is aimed at people working or looking to work in care or health care services. It consists of six modules, with meaningful set tasks to help you put what you learn into practice.
Develop and expand your Creativity, and Become a Successful Writer. To be successful as a creative writer, you need to develop not only writing skills; but also a technique and an ability to distill your ideas, focus on a project and follow that project trough to it's conclusion.
Create your own Diploma! Six modules included
Achieve excellence in your fitness program design! This course develops your ability to prepare and deliver basic fitness programs, based on a solid understanding of the body's energy and movements.
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