Established 2000
Famous for

Online Distance Learning


Through education, people can transform their lives and reach career goals. learndirect has been empowering individuals to reach the height of their potential for many years, using forward-thinking digital approaches. As the UK’s leading online learning provider, learndirect has helped millions of learners gain qualifications that have led to exciting careers. Their work is to empower, inspire, and transform lives through regulated online courses.

learndirect boasts an extensive portfolio of online courses, ranging from Access to Higher Education Diplomas and GCSEs to animal courses and accredited dental nursing qualifications. Their purpose is to offer education to individuals from all backgrounds and at any stage of their life and career.

Whether learners are starting from scratch on a new career path, are keen to upskill in their existing industry, or want to learn a new hobby, learndirect offers online courses that satisfy all of these needs.

As a result of various partnerships with industry-leading providers in multiple sectors, learndirect offers a wide variety of courses that get learners job ready. 

learndirect highlights

  • 93% - learndirect boasts an overall learner satisfaction score of 93%
  • 4.5 million – More than 4.5 million learners have gained the qualifications they desire since learndirect launched
  • 500,000 – More than 500,00 passes have come from the range of English and Maths courses provided
  • Excellent – learndirect has been rated Excellent with over 4,000 Trustpilot reviews
  • 75,000 – learndirect has become the first choice for 75,000 businesses offering courses to their staff

Specialists in Online Learning

While the core motivation of learndirect is to help inspire and empower, their distinguishing feature is that the courses are delivered online. This presents a level of convenience that is not forthcoming in traditional learning environments. The restrictions that come with classroom learning is a thing of the past.

While some learndirect courses include practical elements, each one is online, providing learners with an opportunity to achieve a regulated qualification from the comfort of their own home. This flexible approach enables individuals to study at their own pace and around their existing commitments, making it ideal for full-time workers and those with children.

Through an industry-leading online platform, learners get full access to all the course materials they need, as well as information about assignments and study schedules. Alongside this, learners are able to gain support from experienced specialist tutors, as well as a student support team.

While some of learndirect’s qualifications, such as GCSEs and A Levels, can only be achieved through exams, the majority of them are assessed via a series of written assignments online. Each one is marked by an experienced tutor, who then provides feedback to the learner, helping them progress through the course.

Globally and Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Included in the portfolio of courses are a variety of accredited qualifications, ranging from nationally recognised dental nursing qualifications to internationally renowned AAT courses and business analysis diplomas.

If learners did not gain GCSEs or A Levels, they have an opportunity to achieve them later in life through learndirect. Not only that, but aspiring professionals can take advantage of an Access to Higher Education Diploma, which will get them to university without A Levels. For example, learners who want to study nursing or midwifery can enrol on specialist Access to HE Diplomas, preparing them for degree-level study.

As well as providing nationally and globally recognised qualifications, learndirect also offers a selection of regulated courses designed for professionals looking to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Also, for those who want to simply start a new hobby or learn a new skill can do so via a range of lifestyle and professional courses. The options are vast and wide, catering to learners of varying abilities and career aspirations.



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What our students have to say about SI-UK

I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
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Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
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MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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