Here at  Accredited Distance Learning ADL we want to ensure quality online courses, workshops and training.

Accreditation is open to all providers of online or e-learning courses.

We give providers of these our quality mark and advertising on our directory.


With online learning on the rise and courses for sale cheaply on online discount websites and offering certification for using to practice we felt some standards need to be set.

Quality and Standards

The aim of the ADLW is to identify and enhance quality in education and training, and to protect the interests of learners.

The Standards set out our definition of quality.    Open and distance learning providers who meet those standards are eligible to apply for accreditation by us.

The Standards are subdivided into six sections

  •     Outcomes
  •     Resources
  •     Support
  •     Selling
  •     Providers
  •     Collaborative Provision


Accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of a provider’s administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all Standards are met.

Once accredited, providers are monitored to ensure that students continue to receive good service and are re-assessed at least once every three years.


Our partners include members drawn from professional and public bodies involved in education, chosen for their ability to contribute to the work of the ADL and all highly qualified in their own particular fields



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