About ODLQC

ODL QC is the UK guardian of quality in open and distance learning. Set up originally by government in 1968, we are now independent.

Accreditation is open to all providers of home study, distance learning, online or e-learning, and other open learning or flexible learning courses. To gain accreditation, providers must show that they meet our standards.  

Learners working with an accredited provider are assured of good service.

Accredited Providers