There are many advantages to Distance Learning, but the main advantages have to be cost and flexibility. With Distance Learning there is no need to attend a classroom environment, so there is no waste of time or other resources in transport, commuting to specific location for each class. You can learn at your own pace, so you can get through your course as quickly or slowly as you please, and of course the costs can also be a lot less!

How do the courses work?

It's really very simple. We supply you with the appropriate study materials to head for a particular certificate or exam(s). You receive your complete course materials as a single package, so you know exactly what you are receiving for your money. You then receive support through a personal tutor to help you get through the course materials.

Why are your course fees smaller than some other companies?

Quite simply, because we don't have the same large overheads that some over companies have. We don't spend thousands of pounds on expensive television and radio campaigns. We don't employ a large sales team or send sales people to your door, and we don't buy mailing lists or email lists to target new students.

When can I start?

You can start a course at any time. We do not have any set dates for starting a course. As the courses are self-study, we can send you the appropriate materials and you can work through at your own pace.

Will I gain a Certificate OR Qualification?

Almost all of our courses will lead to accredited certificates of achievements, Ofqual Regulated Qualifications or industry recognised certification. The accreditation information is detailed on each course page. Some courses will include the final Certification/Qualification within their course fees, while others will need external examinations or tests.

External examination or test fees are not included unless specified as these are optional, and not all students will want to complete them. We do however include all relevant information for booking examinations/tests and if possible we will also give the option of purchasing an exam/test voucher to cover their costs. If you have any questions or would like further information on a specific certificate or qualification then please call our sales team on 0845 129 7238 or 0191 512 0481 or you can email us at: info@distance-learning-centre.co.uk.

Will I have a tutor?

You will always have access to support by email or by post. With some courses like GCSE's, IGCSE's and A Level's you will also get telephone support.

How long do the courses take to complete?

Course lengths will vary from student to student, but you will find a reasonable estimate of course durations set in applied learning hours on each course page of our website.

Can I pay in Instalments?

Yes, we offer interest free instalment plans to help students spread the cost of their course fees. We allow you to spread your payments over 4 months on any course, and you can find the payment plan on each individual course page from the Website. The first payment will be taken on the day that your course materials are dispatched and the additional 3 monthly payments will be taken on or around the same date of the following 3 months. In some cases we can also allow you to spread payments over 6 monthly payments. Please call us 0845 129 7238 or Email Us if you would like to discuss this.

Will I get a job on completion of the course?

We cannot guarantee whether students will be able to work in a specific job role after completing a course. Each Job is different and will ask for specific skills and qualifications. All we can guarantee is that on successfully completing the course you can gain the detailed certificate or qualification. We always recommend that students look at available jobs in their area to see what skills/qualifications are being asked for if this is their end goal.

What if I am not entirely happy with my course materials?

If you change your mind or you are not happy with your course materials then simply let us know! All courses have a 14 day return policy so if you are not satisfied with your course then you can swap it for another or return it for a no questions asked course refund.

Can I do the courses overseas?

Yes. However, there will be additional postage and packing fees for sending courses outside of the UK and all International course fees have to be paid in full. You should contact a course advisor on info@distance-learning-centre.co.uk for a quote.

How to Order:

1) Online - Use our secure online shopping cart to fill in your information.

2) By Post - Send back an enrolment form to the following address: Distance Learning Centre, Swaledale, 4 Coaley Lane, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 4SQ.

3) By Fax or Telephone - Complete an enrolment form and fax it back to 0845 129 7239 or call us on 0845 129 7238 (local rate number) or 0191 512 0481, and a member of our sales team will take your details.

4) Invoice - You can submit a purchase order or confirmation of order by company letter, email or fax which should include the student's name, address and contact information as well as the course you want to do with the relevant delivery and invoicing details. You should contact a course advisor on info@distance-learning-centre.co.uk to arrange an invoice order.