About Us

How we started

We are an independent centre of education offering distance learning that is designed to work for busy people juggling life and work commitment.

We ran training for Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD) qualifications before they obtained their Royal Charter in 2000 and became the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). We are proud to have maintained our status as a CIPD-approved centre ever since then.  We have also recently extended our qualifications to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) with our new Coaching and Mentoring offerings at Level 5 and 7.

You are never just a number to us

Care for you - our students – is at the heart of everything we do. You are never just a number to us.

We support people from a range of backgrounds to achieve Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) professional qualifications and we work closely with businesses that want to help their people to learn, develop and become change-makers.

We support students from all over the UK and the world from our centres. We are proud to have helped people develop their careers and businesses in countries including Egypt, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Africa and China.

Our mission

To do everything we can to help students complete the qualifications they set out to achieve, in the best possible way.

Our vision

To do all that we can to maintain and constantly improve our services, using the structure of continuous professional development and quality assurance to guide and inform us.

Our Culture

We provide high levels of support and structure for people who want to learn and develop their careers with maximum flexibility. Our unique Student Care system means no-one is left alone to struggle. Students tell us they value our friendliness and our open lines of communication. Honesty and transparency matter to us.

How we work


Our community of tutors,  the learning team and professional services team members, work collaboratively to support you to reach your full potential. Many of our team are senior, qualified professionals with experience that encompasses both private and public sectors; the military and the creative industries.

We understand the challenges of studying when you have work, family life and other responsibilities to juggle. We have been there. We get it. We will listen and suggest ways of overcoming the issues that could otherwise derail your study success. If you need help overcoming challenges to boost your professional qualifications and build your career, talk to us.

We have designed in-house learning support that considers the different needs of learners. We consider individual circumstances at work and home and can make changes to our delivery to support neurodiverse learners. Our core team are all Mental Health First Aiders to add to the support and care we can provide for students.

Quality Delivery 


Evidence of the quality of our teaching and support is shown, amongst other things, in our Level 7 exam pass rate.

Students who sat exams as part of their Level 7 qualifications in January 2021, achieved a 100% pass rate in the Human Resource in Context exam module and 93% in Leading and Managing People module. National averages were 68% and 74% respectively.

This success was due to the quality of our workshops where prepared our students for their exams in small groups with our highly experienced Tutors and Programme Managers.*

We offer the same support and quality across all our deliveries and tutoring support.

*CIPD 2021 new qualifications do not require exams. 

Funding Support


We understand that there may be times when the fee structure for professional qualifications is out-of-reach for students who are not able to achieve sponsorship from an employer or other methods of funding.

Our JN Scholarship has been set up to help three students each year. If you would like to find out more, you can call our Student Care Team in confidence on 01730 710055.

Where you can find us

Our head office is in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. We also have centres in London, Bristol, Manchester, Hong Kong and Pretoria, South Africa.

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