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Important announcement about vocational and technical qualifications

April 27th, 2020

Ofqual – Advice for teachers, trainers and tutors; learners, parents and carers; employers and professional bodies on vocational and technical qualifications, and general qualifications other than GCSEs, AS and A levels, Extended Project Qualifications and Advanced Extension Award in maths.


Coronavirus update

April 2nd, 2020

Association of Distance Learning Colleges – we and all our Member Colleges are still in business.


Our AGM postponed

March 14th, 2020

The Chairman and Council of ABCC has taken the difficulty decision to postpone the AGM, which was due to take place on 31st March.


Major award for Oxbridge

December 12th, 2019

Oxbridge picked up the Gold Award for ‘Best Use of Blended Learning: UK Commercial Sector’ at the Learning Technologies Awards 2019.


A change of name for ABCC?

September 23rd, 2019

Here’s a radical idea, discussed at our last Council meeting. We are thinking of changing the name of the Association. ‘ABCC’, no longer standing for the original Association of British Correspondence Colleges, was adopted a few years ago and seemed like a good idea at the time, but we find that it doesn’t describe what […]


Chris Middleton, our first student Honorary Member

June 19th, 2019

Chris Middleton, student with Oxbridge and winner of ABCC’s Certificate of Merit, described what led him to discovering and profiting by distance learning.


Ideal Schools in the news

April 8th, 2019

Emi Darnton used her first maternity leave to retrain and gain the skills needed to set up her own business. She says “I was delighted in April 2018 to be made a fellow of the ICB, something that makes me proud and highlights the successful career I have made with the help of Ideal Schools.”


Famous people who went back to education

April 8th, 2019

To inspire you, we’ve got a list of famous people who went back to education after they became household names. Some of these celebrities have the most recognisable faces in the world, but they didn’t let that stop them from getting their degrees and bettering themselves.


Student’s success in travel trade

April 8th, 2019

Student’s success in travel trade – “I could never have achieved this without your holiday rep course and the knowledge, training and tips it gave me.”


#AdultEducation100 – the Commission

November 29th, 2018

#AdultEducation100 November 2019 will mark the centenary of the Ministry of Reconstruction’s Final Report on Adult Education. This report set the groundwork for a liberal approach to adult education for the rest of the 20th century. Its centenary is, we believe, a vital opportunity to reflect on the needs and possibilities for adult education today […]


What are T Levels?

July 26th, 2018

T Levels are courses that will be on a par with A levels and will provide young people with a choice between technical and academic education post 16. Courses in construction, digital, education and childcare will be first taught from September 2020. A further 22 courses will be rolled out in stages from 2021, which […]


Beware of false claims to ABCC accreditation!

March 1st, 2018

Beware of false claims to ABCC accreditation!