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Professional development qualifications from learndirect

In addition to the self-study courses on offer via our e-learning store, we also have a range of professional qualifications (at Level 3 and above). Delivered online, you can study from home or wherever you have access to the internet supplementing this, where necessary, with practical, work based activity.

Choose from the featured products below, or visit our professional development portal for the full range of access to higher education qualifications on offer. We are adding to our portfolio of courses all the time. There are two main ways to pay for our professional development qualifications - you can pay in full by debit or credit card, or you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.


Nursing - Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)

Nursing - Access to Higher Education Diploma...

Gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in nursing

£3,045.60
 Health - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Health - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Preparing you well for academic work and the prospect of university life

£3,045.60
ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Mentoring Pathway)

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring...

Gain knowledge and confidence to coach and mentor people in their day to day role

£651.60
ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Coaching Pathway)

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring...

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach and mentor people

£651.60
ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Supports team leaders seeking to move to the next level of management

£1,788.30
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching English

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) -...

Gain a broad understanding of key themes, with opportunities to specialise at university

£3,384.00
Midwifery - Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)

Midwifery - Access to Higher Education Diploma...

Gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Midwifery

£3,045.60
Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma

For students who are planning a career related to Social Work

£2,719.80
 Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma CACHE Level 3 (RQF)

Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Dipl...

Knowledge and skills to get a job working in education or childcare

£2,593.80
Certificate in Web Design and Development (RQF) Level 3

Certificate in Web Design and Development (RQF)...

Build the skills you need to work as a web designer or developer

£1,480.50
 Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Certi...

Aimed at anyone looking to work in supporting teaching and learning in schools

£1,275.30
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

A gateway to a lucrative new career in accounting

£1,200.00
Medicine and Health Care Professions - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Medicine and Health Care Professions - Access to...

Popular, nationally recognised qualification to help get you to University

£3,045.60
Psychology with Criminology (Social Science) Access to Higher Education Diploma

Psychology with Criminology (Social Science)...

Perfect for those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology

£2,719.80
Teaching and Learning -Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Teaching and Learning -Access to Higher Education...

Provides the tools you need to get to university

£3,045.60
General (Education) Access to Higher Education Diploma

General (Education) Access to Higher Education...

Select the modules which match the entry requirements of your chosen university

£3,045.60
Psychology and Sociology - Social Science - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Psychology and Sociology - Social Science -...

Perfect for those looking to do a degree course in Social Science

£2,719.80
Early Years - Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Early Years - Access to Higher Education Diploma...

Offers a unique alternative to A-Level

£3,045.60
Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning In Schools (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and...

For roles that offer specialist support for pupils in primary, secondary or special...

£2,002.50
Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership...

Gain a qualification in supervision and leadership to improve your career

£2,324.70
Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3

Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3

Develop your knowledge whether you currently work in retail or are looking for a change

£651.60
Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4

Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level...

Designed to develop your practical teaching skills

£1,275.30
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) - Teaching Science

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) -...

Alternative to A-Levels that fast-tracks the process of getting to university

£3,045.60
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) - Health Studies

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social...

Perfect for those pursuing a career in health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology

£2,719.80
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) - Biology

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social...

Perfect for those wishing to pursue a career in health and Social Care

£2,719.80
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social...

Studying social science and humanities opens the door to endless possibilities

£2,719.80
Diploma in Personal Training and Fitness Instructing (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Personal Training and Fitness...

You could go on to study a degree, or get a job at a hotel, spa, gym, holiday resort

£2,593.80
Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (RQF)...

Provides the skills required to work in a senior role with adults across all social...

£2,593.80
Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Level 3

Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Level 3

Helps you to build a career throughout the world of business

£2,315.70