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Byline: Sarah Richardson

YOU might think you simply don't have the time to study. But with distance learning courses, you choose when to learn. There are no term times -- your course simply starts as soon as you enrol.

Courses are flexible and tailored to meet your needs, whether you need a qualification quickly and intend to study intensively, or whether you can only spare a little time each week.

In 1890, International Correspondence Schools Ltd (ICS) pioneered a new way to learn, allowing people to study in their own homes. Today, ICS follows the same principles, but modern technology -- including email and the internet -- makes learning even more effective and convenient. More than 13 million people have benefited from the learning techniques, and the organisation offers over 150 courses, covering a variety of subjects.

ICS's aim is to make learning as accessible as possible, allowing busy people to get the skills, training and education they want and in a way that offers them complete flexibility.

As most of ICS's course materials are printed, you can learn anywhere you like: at home, on the train, in the park -- wherever. Support is only ever a phone call or an email away. You don't have to give up your job to take a distance learning course, so you won't be compromising your income.

What's more, because you're learning in your own time and place, ICS is able to keep the costs down -- meaning you can afford to learn.

By completing one of ICS's courses you'll gain a respected qualification. They offer university degrees -- accredited by the University of East London, Edinburgh Napier University or Anglia Ruskin University -- as well as qualifications accredited by Edexcel, Microsoft, CIPD and other respected bodies. …