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Who are we?

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is an established provider of distance education and home study correspondence courses based in the United Kingdom and with students worldwide.

We are the undisputed leaders in professional education distance learning courses, evidenced by our students' post-diploma success.

How do Distance Learning Courses Work?

Our flexible distance learning courses have been specifically designed to give you the convenience of studying from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you.

We are focused on allowing our students to study when and where they like by removing fixed timings and durations.

You can either receive your course materials through the conventional postal system, or you can opt to study online through ElearnUK.

  • Conventional paper-based study:

With paper-based study you will be posted your first two lessons, along with one question paper. When you have completed the question paper for the first lesson you can e-mail, fax or post your answers back to the college. Once your personal tutor has received and marked your answers, we post you their feedback along with the next lesson. This process continues until you have completed your course.

  • Online study through ElearnUK:

When you choose to study through ElearnUK you can quickly access your course material online and submit all of your question papers to your online tutor using your unique student account. You have access to all of your course materials from the start, and your tutor sends you an e-mail containing your results and feedback.

With ElearnUK you simply enrol, sign in, and conduct all class activities, from any location in the world, with only a standard web browser and without complicated plug-in software. Many students find this to be the fastest and most convenient way of study. Plus, you always have the option to print your course material off if you feel more comfortable studying from paper! Remember, you study the same course material, and have access to the same level of tutor support as the paper-based method.


What are the benefits of Distance Learning with Stonebridge?

In studying with Stonebridge, you can be sure of the highest quality of teaching and support. Here are some of the benefits of signing up to one of our home learning courses:

  • Qualifications

Gain a recognised award acknowledged by a wide variety of groups, including employers, professional associations, governing bodies, as well as national and international licensing authorities across the world.
On successful completion of your distance learning course, you will receive an attractively presented diploma or certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges. If you also complete a course accredited by one of our awarding bodies you may receive another certificate from them or, in some cases, be eligible for professional membership.

  • Quality standards

Be assured of the quality of teaching. We are accountable to our associated providers and relevant accreditation bodies and have rigorous quality standards, systems of teaching, assessment methods, internal verification and student support functions.

Stonebridge is a member of the British Association for Open Learning, qualified suppliers of existing materials to the University for Industry, and is an NCFE approved centre, to name but a few.

  • Advice and support

Access a personal tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your dedicated personal tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is always on hand to answer any query you may have, no matter how big or small.

Students also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional advice.

  • Assessment procedures

Be guided through your distance learning course. We use continual assessment, meaning that students submit a question paper to their personal tutor after each lesson. This assessment method ensures that the personal tutor can consistently monitor students’ progress and provide them with assistance throughout the course.

  • Year-round enrolment

Start at any time. There are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance learning courses.

  • Practical training

Choose practical training. Optional practical training is available for many of our courses. These practical training days are held at various locations throughout the UK with the aim of allowing students to apply their theory-based knowledge to "real-life" working situations and environments. Our high standard of practical training offers students the necessary hands on experience to obtain additional qualifications.

  • Insurance

Make sure you’re covered. Through our insurers, our students are also able to secure Malpractice, Public Liability and Product Liability insurance cover, which is available at a competitive rate. Find out more about our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

  • Association Membership

Get recognised. On the strength of our distance learning courses and affiliations, students can apply for membership to the various professional associations and governing bodies. Our professional associations include:

•Qualified suppliers of existing materials to the University for Industry (UFI)
•Fitness Industry Association (FIA)
•A registered College with 'Counselling', a registered charity (CCC)
•Organisational Members of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)
•Organisational Members of the British Association of Counsellors (BACP)

"As an Organisational Member of BACP we are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where organisations undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force."

•British Learning Association (BLA)
•NCFE approved centre
•Representative Organisation within The General Hypnotherapy Council (GHC)
•Patron of The General Hypnotherapy Council (GHR)
•American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
•Complementary Medical Association (CMA) centre of excellence
•Register for Foot Health Professionals
•Register of Exercise Professionals

  • Our commitment of excellence to you

Our philosophy of education has been developed to serve a range of objectives. We endeavour to provide each and every student with the best possible training along with the necessary skills needed to enter, and advance, in their chosen field of study. We aim to provide comprehensive study programmes in all fields of study worldwide. Our study programmes engage the student in well-designed, efficient and productive study in their chosen field. It is our belief that this will facilitate the educational goals of our students and assist them by developing their potential to become accomplished individuals.

We provide a service that reflects consistency in quality and educational excellence through continuous tutor support and guidance. We emphasise a commitment to student satisfaction through an on-going process of education, communication, evaluation and constant improvement. Our courses and support services will exceed both the needs and legitimate expectations of all of our students - guaranteed!