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Recognition & Memberships

Formal Recognition

The Academy for Distance Learning is part of the ACS Global Network of colleges who have been offering educational courses since 1979. The quality of these courses command respect in academic circles within a range of disciplines in the UK, Australia and beyond. Many of our staff include world renowned academics from several countries, and it maintains active partnerships with respected institutions in several countries including Ireland, Australia and Singapore. Many of these affiliates are formally recognised by government education authorities in their respective countries.

ADL holds various forms of recognition as detailed below:
ACCPH - (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) is an independent self regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and clinical hypnotherapists. This body has accredited a number of the Academy for Distance Learning's courses related to these disciplines.

UKRLP - UK Register of Learning Providers
ADL is registered on the UK Register of Learning Providers under  Registration Number  10031925.

FCA - Financial Conduct Authority
ADL is authorised by the FCA - Financial Conduct Authority to offer tuition fees by instalments. Our registration number is 622120

IARC - International Approval and Registration Council
The International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit association. IARC focuses on ensuring quality and consistency of services provided by our member schools, colleges, universities and institutions. IARC actively works with those education establishments. Annual auditing and visits are examples of this. Recognition by IARC provides an assurance that a member institution has satisfied a set of academic, ethical and operational standards. IARC standards are unanimously agreed upon by the committee and membership assemblage. To find out more please click here.

The International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) plays a role in ensuring the school’s quality standards relating to course content, delivery, assessment and administration are maintained. IARC's role as an independent recognition association gives reassurance the school has undergone checks relevant to the post-secondary education industry in general terms.

Whilst IARC is happy to be contacted to confirm the recognition status of members, IARC does not advise the suitability of courses. For course enquiries, IARC advises to contact the school directly. For further information on our accreditation or recognition with IARC, please see www.iarcedu.com
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
The Academy for Distance Learning is an ICB Accredited Training Centre.   ICB is the largest bookkeeping Institute in the world. It's objectives are to promote and maintain the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of memberships that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.

ICB qualifications are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculm Authority (QCA) and the regulatory authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The Academy for Distance Learning is an RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Distance Learning Approved Provider.

CMA - Complimentary Medical Association
The Complementary Medical Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the very highest standards of complementary medicine and natural healthcare. Complementary Medical Association Members are recognised as leaders in the field.

The CMA's primary aim is to promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession.