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AVADO: the UK's largest distance learning provider

Professional qualifications in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Marketing and Human Resources

With an active online community of over 20,000 students, AVADO (the new name for Home Learning College) is the UK’s largest distance learning provider for professional qualifications. We bring enterprising professionals together to boost their careers with online courses leading towards industry recognised and accredited qualifications. Our online training courses are the UK’s choice for professional learning at home, tailored around work and lifestyle.

Tailored online courses designed to give students the best chance of success

For many people finding the time and motivation to study around full-time employment is challenging. Whether you are a first-time student, an ambitious professional working towards a promotion or want to re-qualify, studying online with AVADO means you can:

  • Access a blend of self-paced online learning materials and personalised study plans
  • Take part in live online classes led by our expert tutorial team
  • Use their comprehensive exam preparation packages designed to help you pass
  • Connect with leading experts and peers in your field
  • Choose a payment plan or funding option that suits your circumstances best
  • Study for your professional qualification at home, at work or even on the go

See how distance learning could work for you

AVADO offer around-the-clock support to help you study at home for career success. It requires tenacity and ambition to take on extra study alongside other life commitments, and their unique learning experience fits around you and exam package is designed to give you the best chance of success. With distance learning you can:

  • Start studying as soon as you are ready
  • Progress at your own pace
  • Get started straight away
  • Earn while you learn
  • Fit your studies around your work, family and friends
  • Eliminate travel and childcare costs
  • Study from anywhere - home or away
  • Get tutor support via telephone, email and online

All courses available have been written specifically by industry experts and accredited by recognised awarding bodies such as:

  • The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

In addition to the above accrediting bodies, AVADO is a member of, and accredited by, the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) - the independent body responsible for regulating the home study industry.

Benefits of studying with the AVADO:

  • Courses leading to industry recognised Professional Qualifications
  • Dedicated support from our specialist Tutors
  • Interact with Tutors and 65,000 other students through our secure online Virtual Learning Community
  • The flexibility to learn from home in your own time and at your own pace
  • The freedom to continue earning while you learn
  • No set term times or classes to attend so you can enrol straight away!
  • Pass Rate consistently above 90%

Included in every AVADO training course:

  • Exam preparation package included - revision tools and free booking service.
  • Unlimited support from expert tutors throughout course duration
  • All course materials
  • Access to Virtual Learning Community
  • Exam Entry Fees (in most cases)
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Courses - AVADO

Open / Scheduled
Human Resources Length Price Location Reviews
CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice 169 hours Multiple (3)
CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management 240 hours Multiple (3)
e-learning / Online / Distance
Accountancy / Bookkeeping
AAT Access 75 hours Distance          
AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping 6 months Distance
AAT Intermediate Certificate in Bookkeeping 6 months Distance
AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 515 hours Distance          
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting 210 hours Distance          
AAT Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Accounting 705 hours Distance          
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 305 hours Distance          
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting 400 hours Distance          
ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business 434 hours Distance

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W6 9DL London

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Reviews by course attendees

Karen   |   23/06/2015
When I first decided to change my Career I didn't have a clue what I was going to do, then I received an e-mail advertising Home Learning College and everything just fell into place. I took a course that taught me all about Sage Instant Accounts v16 which included Level I Manual Bookkeeping and Level II Computerised Bookkeeping. I passed Level I...
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Jade Fox Dougan   |   23/06/2015
Since doing my course with the HLC, I have gained so much, a better understanding of home learning, more confidence and I'm on my way to gaining a diploma in payroll management! So far, ive experienced fairly good communication from the tutors, and well explained answers. Thank you to all HLC staff! Jade Fox Dougan
Ioana   |   23/06/2015
It is worth doing the Sage Payroll course as well as the book-keeping as it is cheaper and gives you better future prospects. The book-keeping course is very thorough and the course manuals are very useful. Manual book-keeping is covered first, which is required for understanding of the double-entry system. The speed to marking of assessments wa...
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