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Many of our students every year send us feedback describing their ADL online distance learning experience. It's not possible to list all the testimonials, as the list is too extensive. So below are a few samples. 

We welcome all comments about ADL, our courses, administration and support services.  Listening to you, the learner helps us to continually improve our services and enhance your learning experience.   


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"Hi Cara
Thank you so much for your email.  I am delighted I did the course with your organisation and what I have learned is unparalleled.
It even surpassed my expectations. Not only was I taught about roof and walls, but the fact that I had to write 14 plant
reviews after every assignment gave me an opportunity to study plants.  It was extra value added.
I believe the course was value for money and if I had to do another course online, I would be most delighted to take it at ADL".  Moji A,  Certificate in Green Walls and Roofs,  UK.

"Have thoroughly enjoyed this course, the support was excellent and I have learnt so much.  Very friendly and helpful.  Christine B, Animal Husbandry III (Feed & Nutrition), UK.

"If you're ever looking for testimonials for ADL I'd be very willing to give one.  I've found the course and resources very thoroughly put together, and the personal tutor and administrative team incredibly helpful and responsive".  Tom W, Level 2, RHS Certificate (Royal Horticultural Society), UK


I would like to say thank you for all your help, it is much appreciated.  I have had a look at the culinary herb course, it is a bit scary, but will give me an new challenge, looking forward to starting it.  I am not sure if Stephen will be happy to have me as a student again, after having ploughed through marking my assignments on the last course! but I am quite happy to continue having him as my tutor, he was very supportive and gave excellent feedback. Kind regards."  Celia A, Certificate in Garden History, UK   

"Hello Cara

Hope you are doing well. Otherwise, I might say that the course it was totally professional, my mentor very supportive and the knowledge very helpful in my work."  Zana G,  Certificate in Professional Support for Counsellors, Albania

"Hi Cara

Thank you very much for this.  I enjoyed my course very much and am very pleased with the result.  I am keen in upgrading my qualifications and I will be sure to contact you when I am able to. Thank you very much again and I hope to be working with you again in the near future.  Best regards."  John T,  Certificate in Dog Psychology and Training, UK

"Dear Amanda

A massive thank you in regards to the course I have enjoyed it immensely so far and have been extremely lucky to have had Juliette Harris as my tutor, who has been supportive throughout.  One module to go  and so looking forward to finally achieving my level 6 diploma."   Darren S,  Advanced Diploma in Food and Nutrition VRE003, UK

"Hi Tsoey,

Thank you very much for that.

I have already got the job, Tier 2 Area Field Manager for Somerset and part Devon for the National Milk Records group, which is the UK largest milk recording company, who also provides 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... so a big thank you for helping me get to where I am now." Frances C, Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock Management) VAG001, UK

"Working in an education setting, I learn't new things which I can use in the workplace. Very engaging course!  My tutor, Iona Lister, she was brilliant. Easy to communicate with and always happy to help. Always a quick response to emails."  Nicole O, Developmental Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215, UK

"Hi Amanda.

Thank you so very much for your lovely email. I am so very grateful and I really appreciate your very kind words reassurance which means so much to me at this moment in time.
Thank you so very much also for offering me the opportunity to change my course if I wish to do so.  Thank you, I shall look at the courses and will advise you if I should decide to change my course.

I should like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at The Academy. I am so very grateful and overwhelmed by the all the kindness, support, and help I have received from you and all the staff.

My Very Best Wishes  to you and all the staff".  Elaine T, Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302, UK

"Thanks Andrew for checking up on me, things are going great, my teacher is awesome and I love the content of the course. My experience so far is outstanding."  Isabelle Z, Counselling Skills, Canada

"Hi Susan

Thank you for your feedback on assignments 6 and 7.  I find your comments to be both constructive and motivating".  Lee-Anne B, RHS Level 2 package, UK

"Hi there

I would like to submit my Horticulture I BHT101 assignment 10 on Landscaping for marking please to my tutor, Sue Stephenson.

This assignment has been a really interesting one for me and has taken me much longer than normal, but, I've enjoyed working on it as I've never 'attempted' to put together a garden design before - very thought-provoking. Thing is, it's like a painting isn't it, how do you know when it is finished!"  Tracey  R, Horticulture I BHT101, UK

"Perfect",  Level 4 Certificate, Neuropsychology, BPS306, Luis Pistelli, Brazil. 

"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 to study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

 I have been loving the material and my tutor Iona Lister does a wonderful job, the feedback I've been getting has been very useful. . "Caring for the Elderly" Gabriela G, Mexico.

"Dear Amanda White

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 Tree for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.

In this context, I will appreciate if you could kindly send the certificates for the courses (copy by mails for the time being) I have completed with ADL so that I can present to my new employer.
Thanking you in advance and waiting for the pleasure to hear from you soon.  For the meantime I will continue with  Biochemistry of Plants".  Leckraz K, Reunion Island
"I undertook this module last summer as I needed to cover the requirement to be accepted into a Biomedical Science Degree course. I managed to complete the coursework and exam for Biochemistry I and III modules in just over two months(200h study time). It was very intense mainly because of my deadline to be accepted into the university course. I guess it could been easier if I didn't have to complete it within such short amount of time. My tutor was great, I spoke to her from the start and explained I needed to work at a really fast pace. She cooperated and clarified my doubts whenever I needed it. Overall I had a really good experience studying with ADL. When doing distance learning study, you really need to focus and be disciplined, but it is all worth it at the end. I was accepted into my course, I've completed my first year and about to start the second one. Thank you ADL and my tutor Juliette Harris for your support " -  Maria R,  Biochemistry I & III, UK

"Thank you so much for your advice and support for my first assignment.  It is very encouraging, as I did get a bit confused about the different concepts and terminology.  I will build on this for my next assignment.  I will focus more in the future in getting the assignments in and not get side-tracked trying to learn latin and everything and worrying that I don't understand things completely.
I was really worried about doing this course but your advice and comments have really encouraged me". Jane A, RHS combination package, UK 

"Dear ADL

I  have worked for a few colleges and I find your support both for me as a tutor and students really good - just thought I would pass that on as sometimes it needs to be said".  Susan Stephenson, Tutor  Horticulture, UK

"Thank you so much.  It has been such a great course and have learned a lot. It was really great to meet you too and all the staff from the ADL academy whom I came across in the building.  Everyone is so nice and friendly. wonderful experience. Thank you once again". Juudit A, Careers Counselling, UK

"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 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

" A very productive and useful course which has progressed my field of work". Lesley C, Professional Supervision, UK

"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

" Thank you very much and thank you very much for existing!  I have 2 degrees, but  ADL is one of the best things that has happened in my life".
Jodie I, Wildlife Management, UK.
"It was better than I expected. Very professional and my tutor was encouraging and excellent - I always received the best feedback on assignments and ways to improve. My tutor also made difficult modules more clearer to me".
Beverly H, Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA), UK

"Dear ADL
The course was extremely valuable and I have been able to commence Bereavement Counselling already. I am able to put into practice, the valuable lessons I have learned during the course.
The course was excellent and better than I expected. The structure of the course was excellent.It was very well presented and easy to follow.
I received excellent feedback from my tutor Iona Lister, who returned marked assignments very promptly. This was a very important to me. 
I have absolutely nothing but praise for the professional and friendly manner of the administration staff, who were always very helpful when I needed guidance.
The course was very comprehensive. I was very impressed with the course, the website and admin and would dearly love to study with you at some point in the future, when funds allow."  Eileen N, Bereavement Counselling, UK.

"Dear Amanda
Last weekend was a time of surprises:
There was a very nice envelope waiting for me on my return pm Saturday: it was your package full of all the information and course work for my course.
Thank you so much, Amanda for your package: I was both very grateful and very impressed with what I received.  I have started with the Students Manual. This I found it to be very compressive and informative.  It is something that I will refer back to on many occasions.
The other manual was the complete course work for the Basic Level in Bookkeeping: what a surprise and eye opener!  I have had a quick look through and was really impressed with its content, layout and how in-depth the subject is dealt with.  I can see how ADL achieve such high exam results.
I am very grateful to you, Amanda, for the speed with which you dealt with my query; truly appreciated with the support received so far.  From today I will be focusing on the coursework an hope to do it justice.  I am really looking forward to it.  Again, many, many thanks for your support."  John C, ICB Bookkeeping Level 1, UK

Although I had a fair knowledge of Bushcraft before, the course has widened my knowledge and also made me look at things from a professional view in Bushcraft.
I enjoyed doing the assignments very much and learnt a lot from them.
My tutor was Katie Freeth.  Everytime I messaged my tutor she always responded back quickly and always answered to help me understand more. I am very pleased with my grades and feedback I got.
Whenever I emailed info@adl they always emailed back politely and promptly especially when passing on my video and picture emails to my tutor.
I loved doing my course and very much want to take another course with ADL!"   Jade M, Bushcraft and Wilderness Activities, UK.

" Hello!
I’m currently studying the module Wildlife Management and I’m so glad I found ADL, since their style of education evolves around PBL (Problem based Learning), which is a learning method that really suits me.
The contents of the module are very interesting and thought-provoking. I just love it! I’m nearly finishing it. My next module would be… Primatology? or…Nature Park Management? They are all so fascinating!
By the way, my tutor is great and very inspiring, always available to answer my queries.
ADL is the answer. Go for it!" Lydia, Wildlife Management, UK

"You should also know that thanks in part to the courses I have done with you the University of Edinburgh has accepted me to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health thru distance learning, and the University of Oxford have accepted me for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology.  So thanks for the service you provide".    David Youldon, UK,  Chief Operating Officer, AFRICA NEEDS LIONS (Join our pride at:  www.lionalert.org)

"I learned lots of new things about plants and how to grow them, and I have gained a lot of confidence to try things out".  Paula R, Propagation 1 BHT108, UK

"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.

"The certificate has arrived and I feel very proud of it. Can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the course, learnt a huge amount. I have got involved with the British Trust for Ornithology, which is the organisation that does surveys on the bird life in Britain. I now hope to get more involved in their survey work, this is the direction I want to go. Thanks again for all your encouragement."  Alison S, Ornithology, UK

"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 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 Certirficate II , Ireland.

"Thankyou for your gift card, it was very kind of you.
I look forward to hopefully succeeding with my Pre Med studies with your college, enabling me a chance to study medicine one day."  Kerry R,  Pre Medical Advanced Diploma, UK

"I have the invitation,and am really pleased and thrilled to how swift your outfit handles matters concerning students. Indeed am grateful."  Ben M, Bookkeeping Level 1, Ghana

"I’d like to say how much I’ve enjoyed tutoring for ADL so far.  As you may remember, I have tutored for other colleges previously, and the UK accreditation system of NCFE and their equivalent agencies seems to have dumbed down much of distance learning these days. It has become a succession of box-ticking exercises, producing well-oiled robots, rather than people enthusiastic with with new skills. ADL seems to stand alone in its values of the enjoyment of learning, and self development instead of the regurgitation of course material. I’m sure your students appreciate this."  Iona L, Tutor, UK

"I just thought I 'd let you know that I passed all my exams! I got one Commendation out of the four. I am completly shocked as it  was far too much to do all four in one day and I found it quite a challenge.
Thank you for your encouragement and support."  Jayne M, RHS Certificate II, UK

"We are just writing to let you know we have received a very positive email from one of your students, Atu Patel.  He was very pleased with the quality of his course material and the support he receives from his tutor Paul Evans.
 It is always great for the ICB to hear of such kind comments from students who are happy with their chosen training provider - keep up the good work! Kind regards."
Chloe - Member Services, ICB -Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

"I have enjoyed this course and it has helped me out no end and I would definately recommend this college to anyone."   Cyndi M, Calf Rearing, SA

"I am pleased to have discovered ADL (recommended to me by one of the zoo keepers who has been working with ADL himself).  The level seems to be the right one for me at the moment as I am exploring new ground."
Pamela C,  Animal Behaviour, UK

"Paul Evans was so helpful throughout the course and with providing useful tips for the exam as well. It made a big difference to the course."  Sarah S, Diploma in Payroll Management - UK

"I have found this course very challenging, thought provoking and given me a goal to reach in my spare time."  Daniel O, Criminal Psychology - UK

"Thanks for opening this gracious door of learning experience to Zimbabwe.  Will tell others, because I already feel that we will be together for a very long time."  Joyce M, Events Management - Zimbabwe

"Theresa Kahn was the facilitator, and I feel her warmth and passion was expressed in all her communication and commitment to the course."  Daniel  T, Life Coaching, Dubai

"Yes - The course, the tuition, and the whole experience exceeded my expectations. I found I was very comfortable being re-educated after 20 years+ of being in the business world. My uni is OK, but nowhere near as good, as professional or as personal as Warnborough. I am seriously thinking to come back and do a Adv. Hon. Dip. as well as continuing the current degree"
Dave Gillies- Morgan, Psychology, China

"Sir, I would like to take this time to thank you and all my tutors for all the help, encouragement and support given to me, while I was studying the Pre-Medical programme."
Sivagenesh Pearlaman, Pre-Medical Diploma, Singapore

“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

 "Since the day I started this course, I feel more confident and optimistic for the projects I want to do. If I started all over again, I would definitely choose the same course and the same academy."
Alexandra Logotheti, Hotel Management, Greece

"The course is perfect for me for many reasons: the professionalism of the staff, the knowledge of the staff, the superb communication."  Tony Walton, Garden Maintenance, Spain

"I am very enthusiastic about this course, and it feels really nice to be welcomed and feel supported from the very begining."  Elsa Ferreira, Event Management, Netherlands

"I just wanted to let you know that I was very excited to see all my course material arrive in the post today. I am truly impressed by how quickly and efficiently my application was dealt with! I am really pleased to be embarking on something that will enhance my CV and hopefully my job prospects! "  Emma Cooper, Bookkeeping, UK

"Just a quick email to let you know I passed my Level II Bookkeeping exam with a result of 100%. Very pleased and now covered in certificates. Many thanks again to you, the college and tutors for your help during my course. It was very much appreciated".  Helen, Bookkeeping level II, UK

"Just to let you know the course material was indeed waiting for me when I came in tonight - hooray, hooray- and it looks really excellent!! Thank you so much for all your help and for such speedy processing of my application so that I can get started on hols. I greatly appreciated that you took time out of your day to talk to me at length about course possibilities - and the care you take to make sure people choose the right option"
Lynne, Garden Centre Management, UK

"Currently I am working on the next subject "Psychology and Counselling", finding it very practical for my present and future both professional and personal environments."   Anna Kareva, Introduction to Psychology, Spain

"Iona Lister was my tutor and gave me excellent, helpful and thoughtful feedback- because of this I really enjoyed my course and would do another with ADL in the future."  John, Weight Loss Consultant Certificate, UK

"The course was a valuable learning experience, giving me a good insight into the Nursery Industry and Propagation. The course was clear and concise, and set out the aims of the unit at the start." Karen, Nursery Hands Course, UK 

"I am very happy with all at ADL- you guys are great" Steve, Tutor, UK

"Thank you so much for all of your support, your help has been invaluable. I am really enjoying the course so glad I decided to sign up. Doing the course has made me feel a lot more confident in my current job and who knows, it might even lead me to a better one." Mandy, ICB Level II Package, UK

"Thank you so much. It has been such a great course and have learned a lot. It was really great to meet you too and all the staff from the ADL Academy whom I came across in the building. Juudit, Careers Counselling, UK

"I want to thank Daryl and Juliette, and others, for all the help and support whilst I've been completing the Pre-Med Diploma. I really appreciate the way you all helped me get through all the topics smoothly and get the required number of credit hours at the end. It's been a brilliant course, and was a good refresher for the knowledge I need to learn for the USMLE" Aleem, Pre-Med, UK

" This course exceeded my expectations. It was more comprehensive than I expected. I will recommend this course and ADL to my friends and colleagues." Gerard, Ornithology, UK 

"Thanks forall the great feedback! You have really inspired me to give it 100%" Jonathan, UK

"The course text was very well written, and easy to understand. I was happy to see that my head was not going to be stuck in the books all day, but rather with doing research for assignments." Chanel, Conservation & Environmental Management, UK

"This course will be a great help in my professional career but it also adds to my general knowledge of trees and enhances my interest in trees" Lisa, Certificate in Arboriculture

"Thank you is not enough" Wissam, Project Management, Saudi Arabia

"I found putting my course into practice was very satisfying, but it was harder than it was going to be, but this was not a bad thing as I like a challenge." Esmee, Bookkeeping 1, UK

"I do find your comments most useful, nudging me in the right direction on any particular subject. You've been of great help and encouragement" Nicola, RHS, UK

"I have learnt a lot during this course and I have met many people who are engineers and gave me clues on how to deal with machines. I am willing to take a Diploma with this Academy in order to continue with my experiences and get a high grade on them" Waleed, Basic Engineering & Machinery Equipment

"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 

"Thank you so much for all your help and support, I could not have done it without you!" Lesley, Bookkeeping B2 Manual

"I am finding [my course] very practical for my present and future both professional and personal environments." Anna, Psychology & Counselling

"The course was a valuable learning experience for me because I was able to to learn about the technical aspects of the information technology of. I like the way the course was structured because one can learn a lot at a convenient time as there are no deadlines to submission of assignments. It's very flexible and convenient."  Solomon, Advanced Diploma in IT

"This is a useful qualification for my future career development." Joanne, Human Biology 1A (Anatomy & Physiology)

"I'd like to say I'm very pleased and feel that I made the right choice in choosing ADL. I have found your customer service to be excellent, friendly and professional. The course I have started on is also extremely well written and is very effective at 'committing' the lessons to memory" Mick D, Horticulture I, UK

"Thank you for your help and I really feel the course has been a good choice for me and i am glad I chose to go through your institution." Michelle

"The subjects were explained in an easy and clear way for anyone to understand. The used language was light, even for the people with other mother tongues" Eugenia, Nutrition for Weight Loss

"I can already express that I am very happy and I predict much more studies with you." David, Cell Biology (Pre-Medical Programme)

"I thought the course was outstanding, the lesson packages were informative and the assignments were an excellent method to encourage further research. I have recommended this course to colleges." Jeff

"I liked the way it was presented. I find that all the units are made in a good way and I enjoyed having the course." Mive, Abnormal Psychology

"I really am impressed with the way the course is run and I look forward to the rest of it" Emilie, Bookkeeping

"This course was thoroughly enjoyable and informative" Colin, RHS Level 2

"I'll never forget the service I got from the college. ADL are always co-operative to my problems." Uma, Pre-Med

"The course was well structured, involved a lot of practise and offered very detailed feedback. My tutor was Ione Lister- her feedback was amazing. I wish I had such tutor in every course I'm doing!" Anna, Careers Counselling

"Thanks for all the great feedback! You've really inspired me to give it 100%" Jonathan, Freelance Writing

 "Thank you for these sweet encouraging words. You have no idea how much they mean to me." Hadiyyah, Pre-Medical, Mauritius 

"Sir I would like to take this time to thank you and all my tutors for all the help, encouragement and support given to me, while I was studying." Silvaganesh, Pre-Med, Singapore

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

"I liked the fact that as I progressed through the lessons I felt there were many links, and that I could build on prior knowledge gained." Eileen, Grief Counselling, UK



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