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Expert advice

90,000+ people have chosen to enrol with Regent Academy so they can get the most from their creative passion. By helping so many people get more enjoyment from their interest, we are perfectly placed to expertly advise you too.
Remember, if you donít find your specific question below, you can receive advice tailored to your requirements by calling 0800 378 281 or 01409 220 415, or
click here to request a convenient call back.

How does the course work?

  • Our flexible courses are ideal for busy people Ė you can study when and where you want. You can then enjoy your course around your life and job commitments.
    • You can learn at home, on the train, in the garden, during a work break, from anywhere in the world!
    • And you can continue at your own pace. Also, if youíre having a busy time at work or with family demands and would like a break from your studying, thatís fine with us.
  • Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol so you can start as soon as you want. There are no term dates or waiting lists to slow you down or dampen your enthusiasm. Every course we offer comes with valuable course materials, tutor support when you need it, access to our student support team and eligibility for the NUS Extra card.
  • You can enjoy your course at your own speed then send each assignment to your tutor for marking. You can call or email your tutor should you need to. All our course materials have been written by experts, and are easy to understand and informative; giving you an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.
  • Your tutor will return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance.
  • On successful completion you will be awarded the Regent Academy Diploma. Plus, on select courses you can:
    • Achieve a City & Guilds certificate1, or
    • Achieve an ABC Level 3 Certificate2, or
    • Be prepared for Royal Horticultural Society qualifications3

How will a course help me?

Most people realise that learning through trial and error is invariably demoralising, time-wasting, energy-sapping and expensive.
Others quickly acknowledge that learning from sources which arenít accredited could lead to bad habits, or receiving information that is incorrect and damaging.
Fortunately, there is an easier, reputable way to get the most from your creative passion. Regent Academy courses have been created by experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience - and these get passed directly to you. So you enjoy peace of mind knowing youíre gaining the correct skills and knowledge, without the frustration.

What expert support will I receive?

We believe expert, inspired teaching and friendly encouragement are just as important as great study materials, and you will be assigned a tutor who will work closely with you throughout your course. As well as marking and giving you written feedback on your assignments, you can call or email your tutor Ė they will be happy to help. All Regent Academy tutors have considerable experience and a real passion for their subject.
Our support team are also here to help you. You can contact them Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What accreditations do you have and why are they vital?

We are a City & Guilds approved centre and are accredited by ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council). You can be confident that we have appropriately qualified and experienced tutors, and the equipment and resources necessary to conduct training and assessments to the appropriate standard.
Itís vital to choose a college with accreditations as it gives you peace of mind throughout your studies.

What can I achieve?

When you have successfully completed one of our courses, you will receive the Regent Academy Diploma. This shows you have gained the necessary skills and knowledge required by our college.
Yet thatís not all. On select courses you can:
  • Achieve a City & Guilds certificate1, or
  • Achieve an ABC Level 3 Certificate2, or
  • Be prepared for Royal Horticultural Society qualifications3

Can I study where I want?

Yes, with Regent Academy you can study anywhere (including overseas). Fortunately, you donít need to regularly drag yourself into a college to learn Ė with Regent Academy, we come to you. Thatís because our courses are created specifically to be studied when and where you want. This gives you the freedom to learn:
  • in the best environment for you.
  • where youíre most comfortable.
  • with you completely in control.

Am I free to enjoy my course at my own pace?

Yes, with Regent Academy, we appreciate that life sometimes doesnít go to plan and other things crop up that need our time and energy Ė so with our courses you donít face any unnecessary pressure of time-limits; if you want a break, you can.
Plus, as there are no term times to wait for, you are able to start when it suits you.

How long do your courses take to complete?

You have the freedom to enjoy your course at your own pace, and you can study when it suits you. As a guide, many courses can be completed within 4-10 months, whilst our Garden Design course is approximately 9-18 months4.

Do I need experience or specialist skills to enrol?

We offer a range of courses where you do not need previous experience, qualifications or skills. You donít even need expensive specialist equipment to enrol.

Is it easy to enrol?

We make it easy and convenient to enrol Ė you can choose from two payment options.
You can either:
  • Pay a one-off fee (with nothing more to pay1,2,3) and receive a special gift Ė free
  • or
  • Pay a deposit now, followed by monthly instalments
You can enrol online for any course in just 3 minutes. Simply click on the button to select your course and you could soon be getting the most from your creative passion.

How do I enrol?

  • To enrol online, please click here. Enrolling online takes approx. 3 minutes.
  • To enrol by phone, please call Freephone 0800 378 281 or 01409 220 415
1 Students wishing to achieve the City & Guilds Accredited Programme in our Interior Design courses are required to register and pay an additional fee Ė there are no extra assignments to complete. City & Guilds registration is not compulsory. Students wishing to achieve the City & Guilds Fashion Wear 7716-32 certificate are required to complete the Successful Fashion Design & Dressmaking Ė Course 1 with a Merit grade or higher, register with City & Guilds, pay an additional fee and successfully complete additional assignments and garments. City & Guilds registration is not compulsory. 2 You will be awarded the ABC Certificate when you successfully complete any of the following courses: Wedding and Event Planner, Successful Photography, Complete Writing and Understanding Antiques. ABC registration fee of £20 applies. 3 If you wish to sit the RHS exams you need to obtain the syllabus and entry form from the RHS and pay the exam fee to the examination centre. RHS qualifications are not compulsory. 4 Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
For helpful tailored advice, please call us on 0800 378 281 or 01409 220 415; or click here to request a call back.