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. 

We Have Moved – Our Historic Office

We recently moved from our Lower Bridge Street offices (built in the 1970s), Canterbury, and relocated to Lullingstone House (built prior to 1606), located in St Johns Lane, Canterbury, situated within the old city Roman wall.

Lullingstone house is a Grade II listed building c17, abounding with original oak beams and architectural features typical of a building of that period.

It was the home of William Somner (1606 – 1669), an English antiquarian scholar who published in 1659 the first Anglo-Saxon dictionary, titled Dictionarium Saxonico-Latino-Anglicum.

Who would have thought that 424 years later, an online school would be following in the scholarly footsteps of Somner, providing education via computers and the internet.

The spirit of learning lives on!

William Somner, 1693 engraving by Michael Burghers.


What Makes Our Courses Exceptional?

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. 

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. 

Corporate Training: 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 – Various Schools & Universities – Local Government – United Nations – Gardens of Helicon – Many Businesses in the UK and beyond.   

For further details please contact:  [email protected] 

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

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