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Online Advanced British International Diplomas (ABID)

get into UK university from outside the UK

What are they?

The Advanced British International Diploma, or ABID, is designed as an affordable route into University (Higher Education) Degree for students who reside outside the UK and don't already have the necessary qualifications. The course is delivered in English. It is equivalent to other courses studied by students in the UK to gain entry to our universities. The majority of the assessment is through coursework along with some online exams. Your tutor will provide detailed feedback on your progress.

Are they accredited?

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Our Advanced British International Diplomas are Accredited and Certificated by Ascentis, one of the UK's leading and largest Awarding Organisations. Our ABIDs have been independently evaluated and benchmarked by Ecctis (formerly NARIC) and found to be comparable to RQF Level 3 (the level required for entry to UK universities).

How do I study?

The course is studied entirely online. You work at your own pace. We expect the course to take 9 to 12 months to complete, depending on how much time you have available to study. Your friendly subject-specialist qualified personal tutor supports your learning with one-to-one tutorials, email, WhatsApp and video calls and helps you with any problems or concerns.

After the course

The Courses have specifically been designed to meet UK University entry requirements and prepare you for undergraduate study. We have 30 years of experience providing courses used for access to UK Universities by distance learning. Our students have gone on to study degrees at over 140 of them. We can advise you on courses available and also help with your UCAS Application.

The website and materials were easy to navigate and the Facebook group gave me extra reassurance and support.

The tutors were supportive, patient and most importantly motivated me to carry on when I found it tough. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing to gain an extra qualification to achieve their dream career. Emily


The learning materials were excellent and they exceeded my expectations. I would like to thank my family and the tutors for their amazing support.

I am happy to say to have secured a place to study a Nursing Degree this September. I cannot recommend them enough. Yannick


The course is excellently written with information perfectly explained for those who have been out of education.

I completed mine whilst working full time, undergoing several overseas military deployments in support of the COVID pandemic. I could not have done this without them, my tutors were with me every step of the way! John


Support of tutors, & the wider student community were fundamental in enabling me to overcome adversity. The peer support of fellow students proved a wonderful resource. People of all ages & backgrounds united in their desire to study & self-develop, quick to offer help & encouragement. So I became active in supporting others through the Facebook Group. Richard


I have dyslexia. They suited all my needs. It was flexible, affordable, and the modules offered would provide me with the fundamental basics to study a Law degree.

They did more than help me get into my dream Russell Group university studying Law. The whole experience finally made me feel academically worthy. Sam


Tutors and staff have been fantastic in helping me achieve the grades I need, as well as any other situations I needed support with.

I applied to 2 universities and have received conditional offers from both.

I have achieved more credits than the offer requires, it wouldn't have been possible without them. Aaliya


I loved the flexibility that comes with the course and the outstanding tutors.

I have since been offered a place from two universities to study a BSc in Adult Nursing.

It is in this regard that I strongly recommend them without hesitation for any person who would like to reboot their career. Mehluli


I was very nervous about beginning my studies as I thought that Access to HE Diplomas were aimed at mature students, being 17 at the time of beginning my studies. But I was so wrong!

The Diploma is for anyone wanting to enter higher education. The staff, and my tutors especially, couldn't have been more accommodating and supportive. Beth


From day one I found my tutors to be incredibly friendly, supportive and accessible. They encourage independent learning, but are always there to give guidance and answer questions of any kind.

The learning materials are brilliant; extremely thorough and logically laid out in topics and sub-topics, so you move smoothly through. Victoria


The materials were easy to follow. I received advice from others via the Facebook page & from my personal tutor, who was always so quick to answer any questions. During the modules, I developed my research methods & even my English improved. I am far more confident in finding the pros & cons of every theory. I now feel I am in a far better position & I am currently enrolled on an LLB Qualifying Law degree. Sean


They stood out for me because of their flexibility and affordability.

Enrolling to study remotely for a science course, was overwhelmingly nerve-wracking but my tutors were very kind, supportive and helpful. Their support allowed me to excel and achieve high grades. I have now secured a place at a university. Fanny