Autodesk Inventor 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training


Course Code EDCVITAC24

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain training in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Autodesk Inventor 2015 Training Course is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Autodesk Inventor 2015 Training Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

CADLearning® for Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 teaches the 3D CAD tools for mechanical design in the standard Autodesk Inventor 2015 software. You’ll learn how to work with project and part files and create your digital prototype from concept to design. Video lessons cover assembly creation, components, relationships and management, creating and editing parts, documentation, part modeling techniques, sheet metal, iLogic and much more.

This course is a full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between. It is a video tutorial series of around 33 hours on DVD by Certified Autodesk Instructor. As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases. And for instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. 


Course Highlights

  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Datasets and drawing files included.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Learn anywhere anytime at your convenience


Advantages of this Course

This course will help users to

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


Course Features

Your Autodesk Inventor 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training Course:

    This course teaches design and documentation using AutoCAD which will help you to speed up your work with productivity tools and create stunning designs more efficiently.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Autodesk Inventor 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training course is: Self Paced

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Key Topics

The Autodesk Inventor 2015 Tutorial is divided into following lessons:

  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Assembly Introduction
  • Module 3: Assembly Creation
  • Module 4: Assembly Components
  • Module 5: Assembly Relationships
  • Module 6 : View Appearance
  • Module 7: Assembly Management
  • Module 8 : Presentations
  • Module 9: Assembly Drawings
  • Module 10: Create Parts
  • Module 11: Create and Edit Parts
  • Module 12: Free form Parts
  • Module 13: Creating Part Documents
  • Module 14: Annotating Part Documents
  • Module 15: Multi-Body Components
  • Module 16: Advanced Sketching and Constraining Techniques
  • Module 17: Frame Generator
  • Module 18: Advanced Part Modeling Techniques
  • Module 19: Sheet Metal
  • Module 20: Documentation Sheet Metal
  • Module 21: Plastic Part Design
  • Module 22: Sketch Blocks
  • Module 23: Drawing File Creation and Settings
  • Module 24:Document Settings and Application Options
  • Module 25: Content Center
  • Module 26: Using iFeatures
  • Module 27: Importing and Exporting Files
  • Module 28: Using Design Accelerators
  • Module 29: iLogic Basics
  • Module 30: Selection Filters
  • Module 31: Interoperability

This Autodesk Inventor 2015 Training Course will prepare you for following exam :
Autodesk Certification

CADLearning Courses help users prepare for Autodesk Certification exams and include video tutorials, exercise files and assessments for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of Autodesk's CAD, BIM and visualization software so they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize productivity.

This course contains lessons that are aligned to the specific learning objectives of the Inventor 2015 Certified User, Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams and contains all of the training you need to help you pass these 2 exams.

Through the videos, CADLearnings professional instructors present key concepts and lessons; users are able to follow along in their own software using the exercise files that are included with each course. CADLearning subscription customers can take assessments online to track progress and gauge their knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Autodesk Inventor 2015 Course and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Home Study Support

Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • No Internet connection is needed because you install and authorize CADLearning directly on your PC.
  • No CAD software required.
  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files are included in the AutoCAD training course.

Home Study Resources

Our training DVDs put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured training course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

What will CadLearning DVDs do for me?

In today's highly competitive world, organizations and individuals need to stay on top of their game. Our CADLearning DVDs empower users to:

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


This Autodesk Inventor 2015 Training Course will prepare you for following certification:

AutoDesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

Students and professionals wishing to receive Autodesk Certification in Autodesk software can pursue two pathways.

Inventor Certified User
Those who are relatively new to Autodesk software and want to demonstrate basic proficiency can seek to become Certified Users. Certification at this level helps demonstrate a commitment to academic success or career development.

Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges will, in most cases, pursue recognition as Certified Professionals. Certification at this level demonstrates the skills needed to stand out from the competition and pursue career advancement.

Possible Career Path

Computer aided design (CAD) technicians use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery. You could work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and manufacturing. If you are interested in industrial design and enjoy using software, this job could be just right for you.

To be a CAD technician, you will need to have good maths and IT skills. You will need to understand how things are made and built. You must also be a creative person. You could become a CAD technician by starting as an apprentice with an engineering or construction firm.

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Autodesk Inventor home study course:

  • 359 video tutorials on DVDs
  • 33 hours of training
  • Exercise files included
  • Instructor: Mark Randa

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    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

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Further Information
Award Level: Training Course

Awarding Body: Autodesk

Format: DVD

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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.


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Professional Membership

About Autodesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. The AutoCAD Certified User exam includes both academic and industry requirements designed to confirm that Autodesk® AutoCAD® software users have the skills necessary to continue their design careers.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.

How long do I have to complete the course?

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How does distance learning work?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

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Course Outline

How is the Course Structured?

Chapter 1: Getting Started

  • Installing Autodesk Inventor
  • Introducing the Home Screen
  • Using the Get Started Tab
  • Navigating the Autodesk Inventor Environment
  • Using the Multiple Document Commands
  • Using the View Navigation Commands
  • Using the View Cube
  • Using the Navigation Bar
  • Navigating with the Steering Wheel
  • Using a 3D Mouse
  • Using the Information Center and Help
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Navigating the Application Menu
  • Using the Application Menu Management Commands
  • Navigating the Inventor Ribbon Interface
  • Understanding the Marking Menus
  • Using the Select Other Drop Down
  • Understanding Project Files
  • Creating New Inventor Files
  • Opening Existing Inventor Files

Chapter 2: Assembly Introduction

  • Using Full and Express Modes
  • Understanding Assembly Files
  • Identifying Assembly Components
  • Organizing with Browser Folders
  • Introducing Component Visibility
  • Introducing the Browser Filter and Find
  • Introducing the Center of Gravity
  • Introducing the Bill of Materials
  • Understanding Assembly Features

Chapter 3: Assembly Creation

  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Placing a Component in an Assembly
  • Placing a Component from Content Center
  • Creating a Part Component in Place
  • Auto dropping a Component from Content Center
  • Creating an Assembly Component in Place
  • Creating a Virtual Component in an Assembly

Chapter 4: Assembly Components

  • Replacing a Component in an Assembly
  • Editing Assembly Components
  • Measuring Assembly Components
  • Analyzing Interference
  • Moving and Rotating Assembly Components
  • Solving for Contact
  • Copying Components
  • Copying and Pasting Multiple Components
  • Patterning Components Associatively
  • Patterning Components in a Circle
  • Patterning Components in a Rectangle
  • Mirroring Assembly Components
  • Promoting and Demoting Assembly Components

Chapter 5: Assembly Relationships

  • Assembly Relationships Constraining with Mate and Flush
  • Constraining with Tangent and Insert
  • Constraining at Angles
  • Constraining Symmetrically
  • Limiting Constraints
  • Creating 3D Motion Constraints
  • Creating 3D Transitional Constraints
  • Creating a 3D Constraint Set
  • Creating a Rigid Relationship
  • Creating a Rotational Relationship
  • Creating a Slider Relationship
  • Creating a Cylindrical Relationship
  • Creating a Planar Relationship
  • Creating a Ball Relationship
  • Creating a Joint Using Between Two Faces
  • Creating a Joint Using Offset Origin
  • Aligning a Joint Using Work Geometry
  • Locking and Protecting Relationships
  • Driving Assembly Constraints
  • Using the Relationships Display Commands
  • Editing Existing Assembly Constraints
  • Identifying Existing Assembly Constraints
  • Understanding Degrees of Freedom and Constrained Drag Concepts
  • Introducing Grounded Components
  • Using the Free Move Command

Chapter 6: View Appearance

  • Using Other Viewing Methods
  • Setting Viewing Options
  • Viewing Inventor Models Realistically
  • Colorizing Models
  • Shading Models
  • Viewing Models in Wire frame
  • Understanding the Artistic Visual Styles
  • Shadowing Models
  • Reflecting the Model
  • Viewing the Ground Plane
  • Sectioning Your 3D Model
  • Lighting Models with Standard Lights
  • Using Image-Based Lighting
  • Customizing Lighting Styles
  • Saving Camera Settings

Chapter 7: Assembly Management

  • Using View Representations
  • Documenting View Representations
  • Representing Positions
  • Documenting a Positional Representation Using Overlay
  • Creating a Level of Detail
  • Documenting a Level of Detail
  • Shrink wrapping and Substitution - Merging Out Seams
  • Shrink wrapping and Substitution - Keeping Seams
  • Shrink wrapping and Substitution - Single composite Feature
  • Shrink wrapping and Substitution - Maintain Each Solid as a Solid Body

Chapter 8: Presentations

  • Creating a Presentation
  • Tweaking Components
  • Filtering Components
  • Animating Views
  • Creating Presentation and Assembly Drawings

Chapter 9: Assembly Drawings

  • Introducing the Drawing Environment
  • Navigating the Tools Tab in the Drawing Environment
  • Creating and Editing Parts Lists
  • Filtering Parts Lists
  • Manually Placing Balloons
  • Automatically Placing Balloons
  • Editing the Bill of Materials
  • Understanding Revision Tables and Revision Tags
  • Splitting a Table between Sheets

Chapter 10: Create Parts

  • Introducing Part Modeling
  • Creating a New Part File
  • Introducing the Sketch Environment
  • Sketching Overview
  • Using Basic Sketch Commands
  • Modifying a Sketch Feature
  • Creating a Virtual Sketch Intersection
  • Trimming and Extending Sketch Entities
  • Creating Sketched Slots
  • Using the Constraint Settings Command
  • Exploring Geometric Constraints
  • Dimensional Sketch Constraints
  • Modifying Geometric Sketch Constraints
  • Altering or Repairing a Sketch
  • Joining and Cutting Extrusions
  • Intersecting Extrusions
  • Terminating Extrusions
  • Alternate Solutions and Tapering Extrusions
  • Revolving Features
  • Creating Work Features
  • Understanding User Parameters
  • Design Intent and Model Parameters
  • Purging all Unused Parameters
  • Linking Parameters to Models

Chapter 11: Create and Edit Parts

  • Modifying a Placed Feature
  • Modifying a Work Feature
  • Bending a Part
  • Placing a Hole Lineally
  • Placing a Hole Concentrically
  • Placing a Hole on a Point
  • Sketching Hole Placement
  • Exploring Hole Operations
  • Specifying Types and Termination of Holes
  • Manipulating Holes
  • Filleting Edges
  • Using Setbacks on Fillets
  • Selecting Fillets with the Select Loop and Select Features Modes
  • Creating Face and Full Round Fillets
  • Adding a Variable Radius Fillet
  • Creating Chamfers
  • Threading Features
  • Splitting Features
  • Drafting Features
  • Shelling Features
  • Understanding Direct Manipulation
  • Moving Base Solids Using Direct Manipulation
  • Rotating Base Solids Using Direct Manipulation
  • Deleting Features Using Direct Manipulation

Chapter 12: Free form Parts

  • Exploring the Free form Tool

Chapter 13: Creating Part Documents

  • Creating a New Drawing
  • Understanding Borders and Title Blocks
  • Creating Base and Projected Views
  • Creating Auxiliary Views
  • Creating Section Views
  • Creating Detail Views
  • Creating a Broken View
  • Creating Break Out Views
  • Creating Crop Views
  • Creating Slice Views
  • Creating Draft Views
  • Editing Drawing Views
  • Replacing a Model Reference
  • Retrieving Model Dimensions and Auto Arrange
  • Cutting Views
  • Importing AutoCAD Blocks
  • Patterning AutoCAD Blocks
  • Rotating and Scaling AutoCAD Blocks

Chapter 14: Annotating Part Documents

  • Dimensioning an Isometric View
  • Creating Baseline Dimensions and Baseline Dimension Sets
  • Creating Ordinate Dimensions and Ordinate Dimension Sets
  • Creating Chain Dimensions and Chain Dimension Sets
  • Moving Annotation Dimensions and Adjusting Properties
  • Creating Annotation Center lines
  • Annotating Center lines in Multiple Drawing Views
  • Creating a Sketched Symbol
  • Placing Annotation Text and Symbols
  • Annotating Leader Text and Symbols
  • Stacking Text and Adding Superscript and Subscript
  • Annotating the Center of Gravity
  • Placing Feature Notes
  • Creating a Hole Table
  • Creating a General Table
  • Editing Dimension Annotations
  • Setting Dimension Annotation Styles
  • Projecting Geometry in Drawing Sketches
  • Dimensioning to Intersection
  • Creating Dual Dimensions and Alternate Unit Dimensions
  • Selecting Dimensions Using Filters
  • Creating Foreshortened Dimensions
  • Dimensioning a Spline Curve
  • Adding a Tolerance to Dimensions
  • Understanding the Hatch Command
  • Loading a Custom Hatch
  • Breaking Around Text

Chapter 15: Multi-Body Components

  • Creating Multi-Body Parts
  • Making Multi-Body Parts Weld ments
  • Creating a Weldment
  • Creating Fillet and Groove Welds
  • Preparing the Welds
  • Machining Welds
  • Documenting Welds

Chapter 16: Advanced Sketching and Constraining Techniques

  • Creating a 2D Interpolation Spline
  • Creating Control Vertex Splines
  • Creating Equation Curves
  • Importing Points
  • Patterning Sketches
  • Sharing and Copying Sketches
  • Mirroring and Symmetrically Constraining Sketches
  • Slicing Graphics in a Part File
  • Linking Spreadsheet Parameters
  • Editing a Coordinate System
  • Utilizing Automatic Dimensions

Chapter 17: Frame Generator

  • Generating Frames
  • Creating and Modifying Reusable Frame Members
  • Changing Inserted Frame Members
  • Mitering Frame Members
  • Notching Frame Members
  • Trimming to Frame Members
  • Trimming and Extending to Frame Members
  • Lengthening and Shortening Frame Members
  • Analyzing Frames

Chapter 18: Advanced Part Modeling Techniques

  • Using Open Profiles to Create Part Features
  • Creating Rib and Web Features
  • Using the Emboss Features
  • Understanding Geometry Text
  • Sweeping Features
  • Adding Twist to Swept Features
  • Projecting A 3D Sketch
  • Sketching in 3D
  • Sketching a 3D Helical Coil
  • Creating Coil Features
  • Lofting Sections
  • Lofting Center line and Twist
  • Lofting Area and Face
  • Copying Features
  • Mirroring Features
  • Creating Rectangular Patterns
  • Creating Circular Patterns
  • Suppressing Features
  • Reordering Features
  • Deriving Parts
  • Deriving Assemblies
  • Deriving Inserts
  • Decaling a Part
  • Decaling an Assembly
  • Auto Limiting Models
  • Working with Part View Representations
  • Editing Parts with Grips

Chapter 19: Sheet Metal

  • Understanding Sheet Metal
  • Specifying the A-Side of a Sheet Metal Part
  • Using Sheet Metal Rules
  • Creating Sheet Metal Rules
  • Understanding Sheet Metal Bend Tables
  • Creating Sheet Metal Faces
  • Creating a Single Sheet Metal Flange
  • Creating Multiple Sheet Metal Flanges
  • Creating a Sheet Metal Contour Flange
  • Creating a Sheet Metal Lofted Flange
  • Direct Editing in the Sheet Metal Environment
  • Hemming Sheet Metal
  • Folding Sheet Metal
  • Bending Sheet Metal
  • Converting to a Sheet Metal Part
  • Cutting Sheet Metal
  • Cutting Sheet Metal Using Cut Normal
  • Ripping the Corners in Sheet Metal
  • Rounding and Cornering Sheet Metal
  • Contour Roll Forming Sheet Metal
  • Punching Sheet Metal
  • Punching Sheet Metal across a Bend
  • Ripping Sheet Metal
  • Flattening Sheet Metal
  • Editing a Flat Pattern’s Orientation
  • Identifying Common Commands between Part and Sheet Metal
  • Exporting Flat Patterns
  • Unfolding and Refolding Sheet Metal
  • Creating Sheet Metal Cosmetic Bend Lines
  • Thickening a Surface to Create Sheet Metal
  • Adding PEM Fasteners to Sheet Metal

Chapter 20: Documentation Sheet Metal

  • Placing Sheet Metal Views
  • Orientating Sheet Metal Views
  • Creating Sheet Metal Bend Notes, Tags and Tables
  • Creating Sheet Metal Punch Notes and Tables
  • Adjusting Sheet Metal Bend Order
  • Using Sheet Metal iProperties on an IDW

Chapter 21: Plastic Part Design

  • Introducing Plastic Part Design
  • Creating a Grill Feature on a Plastic Part Design
  • Creating a Snap Fit Feature on a Plastic Part
  • Creating a Thread Side Boss Plastic Part Feature
  • Creating a Head Side Boss Plastic Part Feature
  • Creating a Rule Fillet Plastic Part Feature
  • Creating a Lip and Groove Plastic Part Feature
  • Creating a Rest Plastic Part Feature

Chapter 22: Sketch Blocks

  • Creating Sketch Blocks
  • Working with Sketch Blocks
  • Making Components from Sketch Blocks

Chapter 23: Drawing File Creation and Settings

  • Understanding Images in Tile Blocks
  • Understanding Templates
  • Using Drawing Resources
  • Creating and Editing Sheets
  • Creating Custom Borders
  • Creating Custom iProperties in the Title Block

Chapter 24: Document Settings and Application Options

  • Setting the Local Document
  • Setting the Proper Prompts
  • Setting the Assembly Application Options
  • Setting the Sketch Application Options
  • Setting the Options for Saving Files
  • Setting the General Application Options
  • Setting the Environment Color
  • Setting the File Location Options
  • Setting the Options for New Part Creation
  • Introducing the Style Editor
  • Setting the BOM Document Settings

Chapter 25: Content Center

  • Introducing the Content Center
  • Inserting Content from Content Center
  • Using AutoDrop
  • Using iMates
  • Creating Custom Content Center Libraries

Chapter 26: Using iFeatures

  • Extracting and Creating an iFeature
  • Placing an iFeature
  • Editing an iFeature
  • Creating iParts
  • Understanding iAssemblies

Chapter 27: Importing and Exporting Files

  • Importing File Formats
  • Exporting File Formats
  • Moving Your Design with Pack and Go Surfaces
  • Creating and Editing Surfaces
  • Replacing and Sculpting Faces
  • Creating a Silhouette Curve
  • Creating a Boundary Patch

Chapter 28: Using Design Accelerators

  • Creating Spur Gears
  • Creating Cylindrical Cams
  • Creating O-Rings
  • Creating Bolted Connections
  • Creating Shafts

Chapter 29: iLogic Basics

  • Introducing iLogic Basics
  • Understanding iLogic Parameters
  • Understanding iLogic Parameter Filters
  • Adjusting Feature Suppression Using iLogic
  • Adjusting Dimensions Using iLogic

Chapter 30: Selection Filters

  • Using Assembly Selection Filters
  • Using Part Selection Filters
  • Using Drawing Selection Filters

Chapter 31: Interoperability

  • Simplifying an Assembly
  • Defining Envelopes in Simplified Assemblies
  • Exporting a Revit Family File

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With paper and cd-rom course formats, we offer delivery options to many different countries. Please see the table below for more information.

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About Us

About Us

We bring together professionals in the distance learning market with around 50 years’ experience in both home learning and customer service, to bring you excellence. We have a comprehensive database of courses, containing the most sought-after national and international qualifications with high quality course content.

We offer the solution to the dilemma faced by most adults wishing to further their education :- “how do I fit learning into an already-busy life?”. With Home Study Expert it’s easy. Our courses are all taught via ‘supported home learning’ – so you have the freedom of being able to study any time at any place, with the peace of mind of knowing that a dedicated tutor is on hand. We use the latest and most varied methods – you can contact your tutor by mail, phone, fax or email. And we have formats of courses to best suit you, available in paper, cd-rom form or online.

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Signing up for a distance learning course can be a big step but so worthwhile, you will not just improve your earning power, but gain confidence and transferable skills as well!

We want to ensure the end to end experience with Home Study Expert is as simple and straight forward as possible, and have provided a summary of helpful information and links to ease your journey into a new career.

  • Get In TouchGet In Touch

    We are always happy to hear from you, call, email, fax, live chat or complete an online form. We have a strict SLA to respond to an enquiry within 4 working hours.

  • Get In TouchPayment & Delivery

    Information regarding accepted payment types, terms of payment, delivery times and any associated charges.

  • Get In TouchPrivacy Policy

    Your privacy is important to us so we have set out a detailed charter on customer privacy and how we handle your data and how we protect it.

  • Get In TouchTerms & Conditions

    We always encourage our customers to review our terms and conditions before enroling on a course. This is to protect you as well as to ensure there is a clear understanding of our agreement with you.

  • Get In TouchGift Vouchers

    What a great idea for a business incentive or just as a present - do you know someone who could benefit with enroling on a distance learning course?

  • Get In TouchStudent Registration

    Once you have signed up for your course, we will send you your student enrolment number, which will then allow you to sign up to the student portal to access tutor support, forums, study guides and meet and chat to other students.

  • Get In TouchQualifications

    We understand the importance of having the right qualifications that will allow you to advance your career. This is the standard that an employer will benchmark your success upon. view our nationally recognised qualifications.

  • Get In TouchFAQ's

    Visit this section to get answers to the most commonly asked questions, if you can't find the answer to a questions - please do get in touch. You'll frequently asked questions relating to this course in the course features section above.

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Home Study Experts

Home Study Experts

If you would like to talk to us about your choice of course please don't hesitate to contact one of our team of Course Advisors to discuss your options.

Complete the enquiry form opposite with the details of the course you are interested in and a specialist advisor in your chosen subject will call you back at your requested time.

Alternatively, talk to a Course Advisor through our Live Chat facility to the right hand side of this page, you can call us on local rate 0844 357 1110 or call us free on Skype. 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week.

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call 0044 705 006 2221, use Live Chat or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Easy Payment Plan

Easy Payment Plan

Are you looking to spread the cost of your course? Pay a deposit online and then spread the balance over four monthly payments.

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to get started on your chosen course. Simply download the instalment agreement below, complete in full and return the signed agreement to accept the terms and conditions as set out here. Upon receipt of this agreement we will dispatch your course materials, tutor contact details, study guide and student portal login information within 48 hours.

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Business Customers

Business Customers

Home Study Expert delivers high-quality online and paper based distance learning training services. Transform the skills of your employees and improve business performance and profitability.

Discover the benefits of learning with eDistance Learning and see how we can help your company. Call 0844 357 1110 or fill in the contact form below.

Once we understand what your business needs are, we can offer you expert training and funding advice. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, everyday.

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Price Match

Price Match

When you enrol with us we want you to know you're getting the best course with the most comprehensive support structure at the best price. We're proud to offer you our Price Match Guarantee.

It's simple. We're so confident that we're offering you a fantastic deal - we'll refund the difference if you find the exact same course on any other UK website within 7 days of your purchase.

To request a price match refund, please fill out the form below including: the name of the website where the product is cheaper, your full name, telephone number and email if available. You will receive an automated acknowledgment of your request, and we will review the details and reply to you via email within three business days.

Upon our acceptance of your refund request, please allow 14 days for delivery of your refund which will be credited as a second transaction on your credit or debit card. The time taken for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card statement varies so the amount may not show on your next statement.

Please note: to avoid potential abuse and to enable us to honour our price-match refund guarantee to genuine customers, the acceptance of all refund requests is ultimately at the discretion of Home Study Expert, who will at all times act reasonably and in good faith.

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Format DVD
Study Time Self Paced
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
£243.75 £199.00
£199.00 deposit + 4 monthly payments of £39.80 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Ex Tax: £199.00

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