These notes are intended to answer many of the questions which students frequently ask about the accreditation of their course but please contact us if you would like clarification of any points. UK Distance Learning College is registered with UK Register of Learning Providers our reference number is: 10024020
Accreditation for your course will be provided through the UK Distance Learning College which is a licenced centre for the awarding bodies listed below. Once you have enrolled on your course we will ensure that you are registered with the appropriate awarding body and that your accreditation and certification is undertaken in accordance with awarding body regulations.
All of the awards and qualifications for which the UK Distance Learning College is a licenced centre are accredited according to the levels defined by The National Qualifications Framework which is the educational framework endorsed by the three UK regulatory authorities (QCA, ACCAC & CCEA) and it defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications. The NQF defines levels of learning in terms of both academic and vocational qualifications.
All of the awarding bodies with whom the UK Distance Learning College work are recognised by the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
ABC Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework
ABC Customised Provision – designed and delivered by ABC licenced centres and accredited & certificated by ABC. Learning outcomes are accredited by ABC at a level equivalent to the UK national levels described below.
IAB Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework
EDI / GOAL
GOAL Qualifications – qualifications listed on the UK National Qualifications Framework
OCN Awards – centre devised awards from the Open College Network, a recognised UK awarding body.
NCFE Qualifications listed on the UK national Qualifications Framework.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
The UK Distance Learning College is proud to be able to
provide NCFE accredited awards for many of our distance
learning courses, in conjunction with Stonebridge
Associated Colleges, a fully licensed NCFE centre. NCFE
awards are well known and widely accepted by employers
and education providers. This is why The UK Distance
Learning College supply such an award. All NCFE course
materials and tuition are supplied by Stonebridge
Associated Colleges. All students studying for the above
qualifications will be registered with them for the
duration of their course:
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
I.C.B qualifications are accredited in England by the
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority ( QCA ) and the
regulatory authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland.
These qualifications are internationally recognised and
are fully accredited. The biggest bookkeeping institute
in the world boasts Prince Michael of Kent as its patron
and has in excess of 250,000 qualified members across
the world. They are the only bookkeeping institute who
issue practising certificates to their qualified members
allowing those who wish to become independent
bookkeepers gain vital liability insurance. All students
registered for an ICB course will be registered with the
UK Distance Learning College in association with UK Open College who are fully accredited to
provide such qualifications.
These qualifications are issued to students completing
online Sage examination. This is the only way to become
officially Sage certified. A fully recognised
qualification which is issued by Sage themselves.
Perfect for advertised Sage vacancies. Sage
qualification does not qualify you as a bookkeeper. You
are strongly recommended to study manually before
undertaking Sage training.
Sage Payroll Certification
These qualifications are issued to students completing online Sage examination. This is the only way to become officially Sage certified. A fully recognised qualification, which is issued by Sage themselves. Perfect for advertised sage vacancies .
UKDLC Certificates and Diplomas
These are independent UK Distance Learning College
qualifications issued purely as proof of courses
completed through continual assessment. These are not to
be confused with recognised qualifications issued by any
of the above-mentioned bodies.
Certificates are issued to students completing at Levels
one and two.