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Academic Standards

Study through RDI and you can be assured that our professional and caring approach to our learners will help you to achieve a UK university qualification highly recognised by employers worldwide.

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Our academic standards

Our Academic Board is responsible for making sure we keep the academic standards across the organisation. We comply with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, which sets out the expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet, and our university partners also scrutinise everything we do. 



of students with RDI are

satisfied with the quality of their course

RDI NSS survey May 2015


Our attention to detail at every step of the way

Our tutors are experts in their fields, and have the appropriate academic qualifications and professional standing needed for their roles. They’ll help you understand and get the most out of your study materials – preparing you not just for the exams but also for your future career.


You’ll first go through an online induction process, so you can get familiar with the ilearn platform and how everything works. There’s a quiz at the end of it to make sure you’ve understood it all before you start
Study materials
Your learning materials are developed by subject specialists and are updated regularly, keeping them relevant for today’s competitive business environment.
We have processes in place to make sure we mark assignments and exams fairly, consistently, and to the appropriate standard. External examiners check all of our assessment activity.


studying Higher Education in the UK.

(HESA, 2011/12)


students studying UK higher education by distance learning

(HESA, 2011/12)


Our confidence in what we do

A free online learning taster.
Try online learning out for yourself, and find out if it’s right for you.

A unique 30-day money back guarantee.
If you’re not happy for whatever reason, we’ll give you a full refund.

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  • Are the qualifications recognised internationally?

    Yes. All qualifications are awarded by internationally recognised UK universities and awarding bodies.

  • Will my qualification be the same as on campus student get?

    Yes, you get the same qualification and certificate you would have got if you’d studied on campus at your chosen university.

  • How do I sit exams?

    Some online courses are assessed online. Otherwise students sit their exams at a relevant university or a recognised higher education institution.

  • What happens if I fail something?

    Don’t worry, if you fail an assessment, you’re usually allowed to submit it again at least one more time. Your tutor will give you detailed feedback so you can prepare properly.