The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning was established by experienced leaders of the distance education sector in response to an absence of stringent quality standards in the industry.

ACDL’s Mission and Vision Statement

The Council’s mission is to foster an ethos of excellence in the distance learning industry.

We strive to enforce a standard of the utmost quality among our accredited providers, using our seal of approval to recognise leading providers of distance education in different fields.

We endeavour to provide students with the assurance that course content will provide them with the necessary skills to apply the knowledge gained in their relevant field, that they are being assessed fairly and in accordance with industry standards and that their teachers are sufficiently qualified in their respective field.

See the statement from our Chief Executive