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Online Advanced British International Diplomas (ABIDs)

What is an ABID?

The Advanced British International Diploma is designed as an affordable route into Higher Education for students that reside outside the UK who wish to study undergraduate degrees in order to enter University (Higher Education) in the UK, or in another country, but who do not currently hold the necessary entry qualifications. This Diploma also helps develop a range of transferable skills that will improve career prospects.

ABID is a one year course of study and it is equivalent to other courses studied by students in the UK to gain entry to our universities. However, unlike other routes that are available to UK Universities for International students, this Diploma is delivered in a style more accessible for students who need flexibility with their studying time.

You study entirely online and so there is no requirement to travel to the UK to study or sit exams. The Diploma is delivered in English, communicating in this language will increase your confidence and skills in English speaking writing, reading and listening.

It is expected that an ABID will take around 600 hours of study and you are supported throughout this process by fully-qualified professional tutors.

The ABID design and draft assessment materials have been reviewed and benchmarked by UK ENIC (formerly known as UK NARIC) judging them to be pitched at UK RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) Level 3. This is the level that students in the UK complete to gain entry to university.

These new qualifications have been developed in partnership by DistanceLearningCentre.com (the Learning Provider) and Ascentis (the Awarding Organisation) in response to a clear demand from non-UK learners for an alternative and affordable route Higher Education in the UK or elsewhere internationally. These qualifications will also equip you with transferable skills for employment.

Accreditation & Certification

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Advanced British International Diplomas are Accredited and Certificated by Ascentis, one of the UK's leading and largest Awarding Organisations and an educational charity. Every year they help more than 130,000 people to work towards educational qualifications.

ABIDs are quality-assured and externally moderated by Ascentis using rigorous and well-established processes. This ensures that your qualification is of the highest standard, being provided by two UK educational organisations, both with first-class reputations.