More than 3,000 students from over 100 countries study with the University of Derby Online Learning.  Our partners provide local support to students outside of the UK to enhance your distance learning experience.

The University’s quality assurance body inspects each potential partner.  We only enter into formal agreements with those that are approved and put our learners at the heart of every partnership.

Our growing network of partners are experts in their field and have a comprehensive knowledge of their local market. Many also have strong relationships with local employers and can offer post degree careers advice.  Find out more about our partnerships options.

Advanced entry

We have entered into Articulation Agreements with selected partners. This provides students with entry point options on recognised programmes of study.


These University-appointed representatives act as non-exclusive agents, to promote the University of Derby Online Learning and recruit students from specified geographical areas.

Online Franchise

A collaboration where a partner is authorised to provide online delivery of a programme designed by the University.

UDOL Affiliate

We are considering implementing a UDOL affiliate scheme, if this is of interest to you please contact

The University retains full responsibility for all online programmes and assessments.

List of partners


Online Business School

Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, improve your team or pursue a professional education, the Online Business School’s learning pathways can provide you with all you need.

The Online Business School delivers online university pathway programmes with full Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards to learners from all corners of the world. Learners can fast track their way through to a UK University Qualification on campus or by distance learning.

Our web based modules allow students to learn what they want, when they want and how they want and have been designed to facilitate a much faster, more affordable and engaging way to learn. With a 24/7 student networking platform, personal dashboards, 1-2-1 online tutorials, group webinars and bank of pre-recorded group webcasts, the Online Business School provides students with all the support that they need to succeed in developing their professional skill base and achieve a university qualification.

Advatech Healthcare Europe Limited

Advatech Healthcare Europe Limited offers technology and support that facilitates round the clock, UK-wide access to services for corporate, insurance or self-paying clients in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare assessment and management
  • Diagnostics (Laboratories and Radiology)
  • Pharmacies
  • Healthcare Logistics
  • Medical transport and repatriation
  • Healthcare and management training
  • Healthcare R & D

The provision of services includes access to NHS and private sector organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the rest of the British Isles. The technology platform is easy to download on iOS and Android mobile devices and offers a wide choice of access to immediate health care services.

Clients who wish to claim for their medical expenses through their insurance should always call their insurance company to authorise any assessment or treatment. Our insurance team are able to advise clients about the range of clinicians and hospitals available to them once they have the necessary authorisation. ‘Fee assured’ clinicians charge within an insurance company’s limits and this means that members will not need to pay anything towards the cost of treatment if that treatment falls within their policy remit.

The training includes healthcare and healthcare management training which covers the legislations, regulatory frameworks and risk management. These are required to provide such healthcare services and treatments.

Regent Group

Regent is an educational group based in north west London. Established in 2000 it is committed to delivering education with a long term benefit for each learner, providing them with a stimulating experience and preparing them for career success.

Computer Domain (Domain Group)
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
ABMA Education

ABMA Education is an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation offering professional and regulated qualifications in areas such as Business and IT as well as some more specialised skills training in areas such as shipping, journalism and the media and community development. With great experience in the vocational education sector, including the expertise applied to the qualifications themselves, and as a result of its working relationship with the University of Derby Online Learning, ABMA Education has helped many learners go on to achieve their career ambitions.


SDH Institute

Established in Year 2007, SDH Institute is a forward looking school with a clear focus on hospitality education. We strive to develop our students in a holistic manner. Our programmes not only equip our students with the professional and business knowledge and skills for the global hospitality industry, but also aim to inculcate an attitude of service excellence and entrepreneurship.

HRMI Business School

In collaboration with the University of Derby Online Learning, HRMI offers a choice of programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Academic progression, professional development and career advancement of students constitute the core values of HRMI.

Success Institute of Higher Education and Professional Training - China, Hong Kong, China, Macau

Success Institute is committed to nurturing each student’s full potential towards academic excellence and social success.  Success Institute aim to provide unique education and training programmes that will serve students for a lifetime and meet the needs of their community. 

Middle East

Dar Al Andalus M.C KSA

Dar Al Andalus M.C kingdom of Saudi Arabia has entered into collaboration with Derby University United Kingdom, to promote their online courses in the whole Gulf States.

Dar Al Andalus M.C KSA is specialized to facilitate the students who are not willing to travel and interested to complete UK qualification in their home countries, for this purpose they have facilitation centers in many countries, where students can get assistance for registration and about the course.

JNS Education Consultant

JNS Education Consultant aim to provide a high quality education to students with their wealth of experience, professionalism and dedication to supporting students in the delivery of online learning programmes. Headquartered in London with presences in Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Pakistan, JNS are committed to providing the best in education consultancy and student support to applicants wishing to study with University of Derby Online Learning.


Open Mind Consulting

Open Mind Consulting is an innovative training, strategy and coaching company dedicated to meeting your organizational development needs. We help companies grow their business, cultivate their talent pipeline and develop innovative solutions to their learning and development needs. We specialize in highly refined educational methodology in order to ensure learning and skills that make significant improvement in the workplace. We partner with leaders in education throughout the world to provide tailor made open as well as customized programmes to the corporate in Mauritius. Our facilitators are highly experienced in corporate training, and highly qualified in educational theory and methodology. Through prior corporate positions, board memberships, and consulting arrangements, our faculties draw upon real-world experience to help you develop critical thinking and effective decision-making skills that you can bring back to your organization.

Axial International College (Uganda)

Axial International Colleges is a group of accredited institutions that operates under license, to offer higher and vocational education in the UK, Australia, Africa, and online. Axial International College Uganda is the newest campus from the Axial Group, operated under a partnership license to provide study opportunities of an international calibre to the students of East Africa.

As an approved institution for the delivery of UK qualifications, as well as holding a license from the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda, and with the benefit of agreements with UK universities, they are pleased to have set a footprint on the African continent. At Axial International College Uganda, they invite students to study toward UK qualifications in Business and in Hospitality Management (including Tourism majors), and to take advantage of their university partnerships for further study abroad. They believe that when undertaking a tertiary program of study, an element of international experience opens even more doors for graduates. Accordingly, they encourage students to continue their studies beyond the Higher Diploma and PG Diploma qualifications they can achieve at Axial, by completing usually one more year at a UK University to acquire a British BA (Hons) or Masters Degree.

Yes You Can Educational Service - Nigeria

Yes You Can Educational Service is an education consulting firm that provides learning opportunities to students, business and non-business professionals who want to advance their careers and become competitive in their market-place.

North America

Education for Advancement - Caribbean

Education for Advancement (EFA) was created to make access to global education a local process.  Through partnership with leading accredited universities, EFA offer access to a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications online.  From headquarters in Florida, EFA support a team of regional offices and over 3,000 active students in the Caribbean pursuing qualifications ranging from high school through to PhD level.  EFA’s focus is on student success, and have designed a range of support services to prepare students prior to and during their studies including orientations, mentoring and online workshops