Experts in Distance Learning…
Distance Learning Centre is one of the leading and longest established suppliers of self-study distance learning courses in the UK and with our popular combination of supported open learning and innovative course materials, students are guaranteed an exceptional learning experience.

Flexible Payment Plans Available

As an alternative to paying in full, we also offer interest-free instalments over three months through Klarna or over six months by Direct Debit.

Flexible Learning

Students can enrol at any time, and we offer a quick delivery of your course materials. You can learn at your own pace from any location!

Accredited Courses

We offer a full range of courses that lead to endorsed certification or Ofqual Regulated (RQF) Qualifications through recognised Awarding Organisations.

Expert Tutor Support

Qualified tutors are available for any questions, and they will assess your work, provide feedback and deal with the Awarding Body accreditation process.

We have received testimonials from hundreds of our students. You can view a large sample of them from our testimonials page.

“The course set up was intuitive and easy to follow. The content was comprehensive and detailed and the method of examples followed by practical tasks was an effective way of learning. The support was excellent. Responses were fast and helpful.”


Raven Taylor

Webmaster: HTML & CSS - Level 3 Course

“The course was very well laid out. All the information needed was in the information provided. Emails were answered very fast and even the assessment returns came back quicker than expected.”


Simon Gee

Sports Psychology - Level 3 Course

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Excellent support with supportive and encouraging feedback comments.”


Christine Boulton

Counselling Children & Adolescents - Level 3 Course

“The course was very easy to follow and explained each subject thoroughly. Excellent support. Response was very quick and issues I had with a database was resolved very quickly.”


Claire Coakley

IT Essentials - Level 2 (RQF) Course

“The course set up was intuitive and easy to follow. The content was comprehensive and detailed and the method of examples followed by practical tasks was an effective way of learning. The support was excellent. Responses were fast and helpful.”


Denice Wood

Life Coaching - Level 3 Course

“I absolutely LOVED my course. The content was well written, thought provoking and very relevant practical exercises throughout which were very applicable to the end assignments. The student support excelled in my expectations.”


Evie P

Professional Business Development - Level 4 Course


when you enrol with us

TOTUM Pro, the new name for the NUS extra card, gives you access to over 200 UK student discounts. As a TOTUM Pro Cardholder you will be entitled to a massive range of special offers and discounts from some of the largest retailers in the UK, offering discounts for eating out, entertainment, fashion, supermarkets and travel, and much much more! You will receive a monthly email detailing all the very latest offers and competitions.

The TOTUM Card is available to students completing any course leading to an RQF Qualification or with 140 hours of study or more. Click Here for information on eligible courses.

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!
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. 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.
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. How long it takes you to complete is dependant on yourself! 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.
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 email us at:
If you change your mind or you are not happy with your course materials then simply let us know! All courses with the exception of digital online 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.