Three decades ago, we opened our first headquarters in Regent Street, an area steeped in cultural history, and at the centre of London’s creative industries.
We wanted to create a college that would enable people to access their own creativity, no matter where they live, or what they do for a living, so we gathered experts from within the creative industries to write and tutor quality creative courses.
Thirty years on over 90,000 people from around the world have studied with us, and unlocked their creative potential on their terms.
Our course materials are easy to pick up, well written and clearly structured, so whatever your routine, it’s easy to progress.
What’s more, you can start your course whenever you want, and hand in your work when it’s ready. No waiting around for term to begin. No deadlines to disrupt your day to day.
Our tutors are experts in their subjects and are dedicated to giving students the support and encouragement they need. Tutors also personally mark assignments and provide positive and constructive feedback, helping students to master each lesson.
Our students can contact their personal tutor throughout the course for helpful advice or to get any questions answered, and the support doesn’t stop there.
We’re proud to continue providing personal tutor support to all of our students after they’ve completed their studies.
Upon completion of select courses, you will qualify to be awarded our City & Guilds certificate1.
You can add this to your CV to demonstrate to prospective employers and potential clients that you have recognised skills.
We are a City & Guilds approved centre, proving we have appropriately qualified and experienced tutors, with the equipment and resources necessary to conduct training and assessments to the appropriate standard.
With select courses, you will also qualify to receive the Quality Licence Scheme Certificate of Achievement2.
Regent Academy has undergone an external quality check to ensure that we and the courses we offer under the Quality Licence Scheme, meet defined quality criteria. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 110 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The completion of these courses alone may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2, 3 or 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
We are a member college of the ADLC. This shows that we follow a rigorous code of ethics that gives you an assurance of quality and fair dealing. It also demonstrates that we keep up to date with good practice in distance learning.
1 Students wishing to achieve the City & Guilds Accredited Programme in our Interior Design courses and Successful Civil Celebrant are required to register (registration fee included in course price) – there are no extra assignments to complete. City & Guilds registration is not compulsory. Students wishing to gain the City & Guilds Foundation Fashion Design and Dressmaking Accredited Programme are required to successfully complete the Successful Fashion Design & Dressmaking – Course 1 with a Merit grade or higher, before registering with City & Guilds and successfully completing additional assignments and garments. Registration payment applies. Please contact us for details.
2 You will qualify to be awarded the Certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme when you successfully complete the following courses: Wedding and Event Planner, Successful Photography, Complete Writing and Understanding Antiques. Registration fee of £20 included.
Our helpful student advisors and tutors can answer any questions you may have and offer you advice on which of our courses to choose. please call us on Freephone 0800 378 281 or 01409 220 415 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help
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As a member of the 1946 group, we benefit from the support and expertise of a diverse and distinguished group of education professionals.
We’re a collective of colleges, with the shared vision of providing quality, tutor-supported distance learning across an impressive array of sectors, meaning whatever your interest, we have a course for you.
“I studied photography at college years ago, before Photoshop and even digital cameras were really around. I wanted to find a course that could help me refresh my knowledge, and pick up the relevant skills to confidently edit with Adobe Suite, whilst holding down a full time job. RA didn’t disappoint. I was supported by my tutor every step of the way, and my course materials made learning easy. I even got some great family pics out of the process! ” - Adrien
“I looked at quite a few different colleges before I found Regent Academy. My main concern with distance learning was always about how much support and advice I’d actually get, and whether there really was a team there to help me. My advice… Give Regent Academy a ring, and speak to one of their amazing members of staff. They’ll talk you through any questions you might have, and make you feel confident that you’re buying something worthwhile.” - Rea
“I am very much enjoying the course and the tutor is extremely encouraging… I hope once I have successfully completed the course, I will be able to have another career.” - Bob