Courses designed to fit your lifestyle
We offer a range of distance learning courses and specialise in Access to Higher Education Diplomas for people wishing to enter Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Public Services, Social Work, Law, Teaching and other Health and Social Sciences professions. Access courses are designed for UK residents who want to enter Higher Education but do not have the necessary qualifications.
What makes us different?
The DLC provides a uniquely individual & friendly service, contacting you regularly by phone and email to help with your studies, provide encouragement & support. With over 15 years experience, we know this approach this gives you the best opportunity to succeed and fulfil your potential. Studying flexibly at your own pace, we provide accredited qualifications delivered by fully qualified teaching staff.
The Distance Learning Centre is the only provider of 100% distance learning Access to HE Courses, ideal for people who cannot attend formal classes in a traditional college.
New Students & Enquiries
If you are interested in one of our Courses, please use our Online Enquiry Form to contact Admissions, who will send you the forms to complete and help you with the Enrolment process.
Enrolment, when you are ready to submit your Enrolment Form, just Register with MyDLC online, upload it and set up your start date.
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Helping you succeed
I decided to get back into studying after having my two children, and being at home gave me the opportunity to study with the DLC. Studying from home fitted in with my life style as it saved me having to go to college and trying to find child care. I loved every minute of it and had a fantastic tutor that helped me throughout.
The modules were set out really well which made it easier to understand. I have gained so much confidence since completing the DLC course as it has given me a qualification that I never thought I would have. I recommend the DLC to anybody who is thinking of furthering their education. Nikki.
Living on an Island with limited adult education provision, I thought I'd never be able to get the Access Qualifications to make my dream come true and get my place at University. I found DLC on the Internet and it seemed the perfect solution. I could still work and get my qualification at the same time – surely this was too good to be true? It wasn't – it was everything I'd hoped for.
I'm going to University in September and I think the help and advice I got from my tutor was pivotal in my success in getting a place. The work has been fun and enjoyable with plenty of great modules to keep you thinking. My tutor has been brilliant, with weekly phone calls as well as email contact to make sure you keep on the right track! Thank you DLC – I couldn't have done it without you!! Chloë.
I decided to study with the DLC as I wanted to be able to go to university for undergraduate study but had never completed the traditional A Levels needed to get in. I was pleased to discover that I could study an Access Diploma from home while working part-time.
I enjoyed the modules and it was great to be able to be self-motivated and disciplined to get the study done on my own. I couldn't have done it without the materials and tutor support provided by the DLC. Now I've finished, I am able to finally fulfill my dream to go to University and follow my passion studying Philosophy. Zak.
I left school 18 years ago. It was my dream to become a nurse but I didn't know how. Having a family under your care makes it hard to care for the family and study at the same time. It feels is impossible to achieve what you want. It was like a dream come true when I found DLC.
Thanks to DLC I have now achieved my goal. I've been offered a place at University for adult nursing and I have gained my confidence back. I am so happy. Thank you DLC and a big thanks to my tutor. Asana.
I started the DLC course when I went on Maternity leave from work. It was perfect for me as there were no local colleges which offered the access course and, with being heavily pregnant, I didn't fancy going to college so studying from home was perfect!
I have throughly enjoyed the course and felt proud of the grades I achieved which I never thought I would be able to. I found the tutors excellent. The DLC do well to support you as much as they can. I would recommend this course to friends as it is easy to fit around YOUR life! Jade.
Distance Learning helped me in a way I can never fully explain. I was never able to complete anything, I give up easily. When I was 15 years old, I moved to the UK with no qualifications. I was stuck in the same position for a long period of time but I thought "I need to do something with my life", so I enrolled on the Access Course. To begin with things seemed hard but I passed my first assignment, and I was like "Wow I did it". I was scared, but every time I spoke to my tutor she gave me the confidence and strength to keep pressing on.
I applied for a degree in Malaysia and the qualification was accepted without a problem. To me this Access Course did not only open doors for me in the UK, it also opened doors abroad too. I would like to thank my Tutor for the hard work she did for me, her patience and most of all, the time she spent trying to put me on the right track. Do not give up, live your dream. DLC is the stepping stone you need! Sean.
I have just completed the Access to Higher Education Diploma and must say I loved it. Working full-time and studying for other qualifications at the same time as this was difficult, but all the Tutors at the DLC were brilliant. They are all very understanding and always there to help.
The course itself was very interesting and covers many topics from the core subjects needed for your career pathway, so if you are not very confident about these subjects (and I wasn't great at Maths at School) then it's definitely a course I would recommend. I am now studying Bio-medical Science (Foundation) at University along with Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Sciences. Natalie.
I had wanted to study midwifery for a number of years but never thought it possible as I didn't have the relevant qualifications to apply. I knew I couldn't afford to leave work and complete an access course full time so I thought there was no way in for me. Then I discovered the DLC.
I enrolled straight away and didn't look back. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and although I hadn't studied for 7 years I soon got into the swing of things. I completed the course whilst holding down 2 part time jobs and caring for a 3 year old! My proudest moment was gaining a place at university to study midwifery - all my hard work had paid off! I am starting a degree in September. Claire.
Studying with DLC is a life changing experience. I did not realize how good I could be, and the pressure of constant studying will help me fulfil a long lost dream.
My tutor is exceptional and all staff at DLC were very supportive. I wish to thank DLC for their care and support and I will be happy to recommend them to anyone. Manuel.
Finding a course that was tailor-made for my requirements (work from home, at my own pace, not too much money to pay up-front!) was fantastic - I just knew this was all going to work out!
It certainly prepared me for university and my tutor was absolutely brilliant, turning over my work as fast as she could and liaising with the university on my behalf. I have now commenced my degree and come away from the DLC course with renewed enthusiasm for academic work and increased confidence in my own abilities. Phylly.
I've just finished an Access to Psychology Diploma and I have places offered at two Universities waiting for me. The course has been a challenge but totally worth it.
It is the ideal solution and perfect example of how you can work and earn whilst gaining a qualification to enable you to progress further. Throughout the course the tutors have been very patient and supportive. Thanks DLC! Lauren.
Thanks to the DLC and my tutor, I have now been offered a University place to study a Psychology degree. I knew that I would need a lot of support and encouragement in order to achieve my goal. Well, I certainly got that from DLC.
The course is well laid out and easy to follow and the support is top notch. Not only do I have the knowledge to go to university now but also the confidence, which is priceless. Apart from the support given, being able to do it by distance learning was critical at the time. I wouldn't have been able to go class working as I do as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist because my timetable is never the same. John.