Our courses cut-across a wide range of levels, as they have been designed to meet the needs of students globally. Standards and classifications of course levels vary from country to country. For example, Level 4 in the UK means something very different in say, Australia or the United States.
Our courses have been bench-marked by ASIQUAL (a UK based awarding body) against the UK Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) listed below.
- Letter of Achievement: Individual module (complete assignments only - no exam)
- Certificate (Level 4): 1 module - 100 hours
- Proficiency Certificate (Level 4): 2 modules - 200 hours
- Advanced Certificate (Level 4): 4 modules – 400 hours
- Diploma (Level 5) : 6 modules - 600 hours
- Advanced Diploma (Level 6): 8 modules - 800 hours
- Higher Advanced Diploma (Level 6): 12 modules - 1200 hours
Additionally, some courses, such as the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical Diploma) recognise specialist learning that involve detailed analysis of a high level of information in a particular area. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in professional and technical jobs or managing or developing others. If you would like further information please email our student services.
Choosing Your Course of Study
Enrolling for a qualification couldn’t be easier. You may start out with one module only and then keep on completing additional modules, until you have reached the required number necessary to achieve the qualification you require. You don’t have to decide right at the beginning how many modules you wish to undertake. Just start with the first module of your choice. It’s that simple.
By selecting study option A when enrolling, your qualification will be 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 as such is listed as "Recognised. There reference on the Ofqual Register is: RH5355. 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".
ADL's recognition number with TQUK is:1709318. In order to maintain our Recognised Centre status, we are subject to yearly evaluation visits to ensure that we conform to, and are meeting the high standards demanded by a company listed on the Ofqual Register.