Distance Learning – Advantages and Disadvantages

Distance Learning – Advantages and Disadvantages.


  • The advantage of distance learning can be that it allows you to learn at a time that suits you.
  • You can set your own time frame for studying
  • You can choose the location where you want to study.
  • You can achieve a degree from anywhere in the world.
  • As with a full-time degree, students may find that they gain useful, transferable skills, such as planning and research
  • A distance learning course can cost you less than a full-time degree.


The downside of a distance learning Degree is the isolation of not being able to interact with other students in a class environment. The isolation of working on your own can be avoided by joining your online interaction with tutors and taking part in virtual forums, virtual study groups and discussion boards and rooms. Some Distance learning providers can offer dedicated support to their online or distance learning students.


You can study undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level courses via distance learning.

Universities and colleges ensure that their distance learning programmes and qualifications are of the same high quality as campus-based programmes. When you have completed your Degree or course, you can choose where you would like to set your exams. You will be looking for an Invigilator or Proctor Service.

The Exam Centre acts as an invigilator/proctor for multiple Universities and Institutions and provides a calm and controlled environment for you to take your exam at a time that suits you.

For more information contact us today.

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