Questions about SAQ Certificates and Diplomas...

Questions about the SAQ iDiploma...

Do I need to attend in person?

No. All of our Diplomas and Certificates are complete online courses. You will be provided with access to our online learning platform, where you will be able to access all resources, material and lectures.

What practical sessions do I have to attend?

There are no practical sessions to attend for our Diplomas or Certificates – all work is completed online.

How long is the course?

The Diplomas are split into 8 modules and usually take around 8 weeks per module to complete in total. However there is no set time limit to complete the course and you can study at your own pace.

Certificates consist of 8 weeks of lectures but again there is no set time limit, so if it takes you longer it won’t be a problem.

How much does it cost?

The Diplomas are priced at £537 and include 8 modules.

The International Diploma is £600.

If you wish to pay for any of our Diplomas in 6 month interest free instalments
please contact Amanda Baker on 01664 810101 (00 44 1664 810101 outside the UK) or email

The certificates are priced at £60.

Can I study more than one module at the same time?

Should wish to devote additional time to your study, you may attempt two modules concurrently.

However, you must attempt your very first module as a single module. If there are no concerns with the initial module, you may seek permission to study two modules at a time.

Should you wish to consider this option, please contact

What if I fail a module?

Students who fail a module are encouraged to repeat the module. Without completing the preceding modules, access to Module 8 will not be permitted. The repeat fee for any module is £75.

When will I get my results?

As soon as any MCQ is completed and submitted the results are available to the students almost immediately.

However it is only after the MCQ has closed that students can access the MCQ and see which questions they got right and which ones they may have got wrong.

For the Module Final MCQ – this can only be done during week 9 when the next module has started – hence for that week, a student will have access to 2 modules.

Full and final results are usually available around 6 weeks after completion.

What do I do if there is a problem with my results?

At the conclusion of each module, all students will be emailed out their module results. This will normally take place about 2 weeks after the module is completed. If there are any problems with your results please email

How long does the certification last once I've completed the course?

There is no expiry date for the Diplomas or Certificates.

Do I need to attend in person?

No. The iDiploma is a distance learning course. You will be provided with all the necessary resources and a log book to complete and return to us.

How long is the course?

The iDiploma usually takes around 6 months to complete but can be completed in both shorter and longer time periods.

How long does the certification last once I've completed the course?

The iDiploma certification lasts for 36 months (3 years) once completed.

How do I renew my certification?

In order to renew your certification, you must complete one of our online certificate courses.

What's the difference between the regular Diplomas and the iDiploma?

The Diplomas are split into 8 modules and generally take around 8 weeks to complete. You are assessed through a combination of multiple choice questionnaires (MCQs) and a final written piece which is submitted by PDF. Upon completion you will hold SAQ® Trainer status.

The iDiploma takes longer to complete (around 6 months) and involves assessment through a combination of MCQs, practical tasks and a final practical where you will design, deliver and evaluate your own 8-week training programme. Upon completion you will hold SAQ® Advanced Trainer status with a 36-month license.

Questions about the SAQ One Day Courses...

How long does the certification last once I've completed the course?

Certification for our One Day Courses last for 18 months.

How do I renew my certification?

You will need to complete a certificate of your choice, which will renew your existing license for another 18 months.