University of Chester

The University of Chester has been making history since 1839, when it was founded by such pioneers as the great 19th century prime ministers, William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby and a former chesterArchbishop of Canterbury.

It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. Education degrees are now just a small part of the 477 course combinations on offer.We are working with the University to provide a range of work based university qualifications up to and including Masters level.

We are working with the University to provide a range of work based university qualifications up to and including Masters level.


ILMThe Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

ILM is  passionate about good leadership and management, and their power to transform individual and organisational performance. Part of City and Guilds, it offers a full range of leadership and management qualifications. Elearn has been an ILM centre since 2003 and offers the full range of qualifications from levels 2-7.


The European Association for Distance Learning (EADL)

Elearn has been a member of EADL for over 10 years and subscribes and supports their code of conduct.

The mission of EADL is to represent all privately-owned and non-governmental European organisations offering high quality and educationally sound distance learning. EADL aims to improve the quality and acceptance of distance learning to ensure the maximum benefit for students. EADL provides its members with a forum for open discussion of all issues related to distance learning and for sharing ideas and good practice.


EADL works to maximise the contribution market-based distance learning can make to enhancing the skills and achievements of the people of Europe.

All members must meet the EADL Quality Standards and comply with its Code of Conduct. Europe-wide, EADL membership is regarded as a seal of quality.

EADL promotes learning, wherever and however it occurs. EADL supports and promotes the use of all media to facilitate and enhance the learning process, and to increase its geographical and societal spread.

EADL’s understanding of distance learning encompasses any form of supported learning in which the support offered is not primarily face-to-face. This includes correspondence courses, distributed learning, elearning and blended learning.

EADL members believe that both learners and providers can profit from learning. They work in the market, and are sensitive to the opportunities and constraints afforded by the market. Commercial sensitivities are respected. Ideas and good practice are shared, and projects and partnerships explored, with trusted colleagues aware of each other’s needs and aspirations.

EADL membership is open to all who share its vision and honour the implications of that vision. Those who take an active part in its work benefit most from it.

EADL members include organisations and individuals working within private sector provision, public sector providers sympathetic to the advantages and needs of the private sector, national associations of distance learning providers, corporate human resources and training departments, educational publishers, developers of educational software, and educational consultants.