Frequently Asked Questions

There are many advantages to 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 down side is that they do not have the class room 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 out weigh 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 a ever growing mix of training opportunities, both formal international academic qualifications and training for personal and professional development

It’s really very simple. Once you purchase your chosen course, you can simply log in and begin immediately. If there is a Home Study Pack (text books etc) we will send this Recorded Delivery via the Royal Mail. You then receive support through a personal tutor to help you get through the course materials.

Yes, you will need access to email and the Internet to submit assignments and do research. You will also need to be able to use word-processing software to complete the (any) required assignments.

If you have opted for a course with a qualification then your tutor will advise you of their e-mail address to use to submit your assignments.

To log into the system simply click on the “My Account” tab and log in using your username or e-mail address. If you still have difficulties, simply contact student support or your tutor and they will reset your login details.

Yes. Simply contact the office to discuss this on 01793 511180

Courses that lead to a recognised qualification are fully supported by a named tutor.

The majority of our courses lead to nationally accredited awards or qualifications or industry recognised certificates. The appropriate certification available is displayed on each course page. If you have any questions or would like further information on a specific certificate then please email our team on

You can start a course immediately, we do not have set dates for courses.

Yes. However there will be additional postage and packing fees for sending courses outside of the UK and all International course fees have to be paid in full. Tutor support will be via Skype.

You will need a PC with broadband internet connection.
An active e-mail account
Speakers connected to your PC (or headphones)
Web Browser (Chrome Web Browser)

We strongly suggest you use the Chrome Web Browser as we have had some difficulties with MS Explorer running all of the features of the online platform, if you have any questions about this please feel free to contact the office. You can download the Chrome Web Browser by clicking  if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time.

The idea of this platform grew out of the desire of many to study with the UK College of Personal Development but found it UKcpd logodifficult to travel to either our Swindon or London centres, so we are relatively new to this market space. We plan to offer you an unrivaled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the U.K and Internationally.

On accredited courses, our students have access to their own 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.

With the UK of Personal Development you not only study what you want, when you want, but can be confident of receiving all the help and support you need as your studies develop. Our online learning system allows students with time or lifestyle constraints to improve their education without having to attend classes at a physical location. We are focused upon allowing our students to study when and where they like by removing fixed timings and duration.

We are planning lots of new student support features which will be going live in the near future.

We guarantee* general access to the system for any of our native courses for up to two / four years depending on the qualification level. This chart is a general guide.

Bite Size Courses:2 Year
Level 3 Qualifications:3 Years
Level 5 Qualifications:5 Years
Level 7 Qualification:5 Years

Individual students will be advised by their tutor if the time limit is approaching and they have yet to complete their course of studies, and additional support will be offered if required, or the time frame for access extended after a new time frame has been agreed between the students and the tutor on behalf of the the UK College of Personal Development.

Our aim is to enable ALL students to successfully complete their course successfully.

We use state of the art AWS Servers with the highest security encryption available to protect your personal information.

All our native courses are HTML / MPEG 4 and can be viewed on most devises with a broadband connection. We HIGHLY recommend you use the Chrome web browser as this gives the very best performance when viewing training videos on our system.

*From time to time server maintenance, software updates will cause access to be limited. This is unavoidable, most down time happens over night or over public holidays. However, circumstances beyond our control may cause the access to be limited for a period of time such as server malfunction as an example.

We promise to keep you updated on any issues and will always offer additional support if required arising from any down time experienced.

In-line with the industry standards and practice, refunds are not available on online-only courses. See our full terms and conditions below.

When you purchase a course via this website you are agreeing to our full terms and conditions. Full Terms And Conditions