There are many advantages to Online and Distance Learning, but the main advantages have to be cost and flexibility. With Distance Learning there is no need to attend a classroom environment so there is no waste of time or other resources in transport, commuting to specific location for each class, this is also a great advantage for those with restricted mobility.
You can learn at your own pace, so you can get through your course as quickly or slowly as you please, and of course the costs are also a lot less!
For some the downside is that they do not have the classroom experience or have access to fellow students as they work through their course. That said, more and more people are accessing distance learning options as they can see that the advantages outweigh the cons.
The UK College of Personal Development developed this platform as a way of enabling UK and international students connect with the college and take up training in an ever-growing mix of training opportunities, both formal international academic qualifications and training for personal and professional development.