Verifiable professional certification

Coursle - Centre For Distance Learning rewards the effort, perseverance, and ambition of its students with a verifiable certificate. We give it to the you after a successful exam, proof of your knowledge and skills and the start of a lifelong path of growth. In short, it’s the final piece of the now-solved puzzle that is your professional education.

Reward for a successful exam

The moment you complete your education, you are able to take an exam or a final assignment. If you score over 60%, you pass, and you get your new certification.

Some courses are without a final exam. This is why your teacher gives you a certificate of competition instead.

Proof of your knowledge and skills

A verifiable certificate in your name is proof of your professional knowledge, practical skills, and personal drive to grow. All things businesses value greatly. Our certificates come in handy if you want to apply for a new job, get a promotion or even launch your own business.

The start of a lifelong journey of growth

After you complete one of our courses, you are all set to take one of our follow-up programs or specialize. Or take an internship. The Centre for Distance Learning actively encourages life long learning as one of our core values.

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How will my certificate help me?

How will my certificate help me?

Our training courses are designed for people who want to build a career in Europe. The Centre for Distance Learning organizes training courses for non- regulated professions and for regulated professions. Our educational institution also organizes preparatory courses for the exams of the examination board of the Flemish government. There you obtain a diploma of secondary education.

1. Non-regulated professions

A non-regulated profession is a professional activity for which no rules or regulations are imposed by a governing body. The profession is freely accessible for anyone to practice. Examples of this are: Beautician, Masseuse, Personal Coach, Nutritionist, Life Coach, Makeup Artist, Photographer, Dental Assistant, Medical Secretary etc. You can prove your professional competence on the basis of testimonials, certificates or practical experience.

Do you want a career in a non-regulated profession? Take an exam with us, pass it and get a professional degree that’s highly values by the business world. Use it to demonstrate your knowledge and stand out from any other job applicants.

2. Regulated professions

Аre you training toward a profession that’s regulated in your country? Then, in order to demonstrate your professional competence,  you’ll need to take an exam at the relevant examination board or authority after the exam at our school. Our courses are designed to prepare you for recognized exams by various European governments, ensuring the high success rate of our students. So make sure to check the regulation of the country where you want to work. And we’ll give you the knowledge to get started!

Since 1 January 2019, there are almost no more protected professions in Belgium in most sectors (only in the construction sector). Fortunately, this has been the case for some time in the Netherlands. Since September 1, 2018, you no longer even need the business management certificate and anyone can start their own business without it.

It goes without saying that demonstrating your professional knowledge remains important. Our certifications give you a leg up on the job market, and our graduates have a high success rate when looking for jobs in their chosen industry.

3. Legally regulated professions

In some European countries, some professions are regulated by law. Those may be "liberal professions" . That’s a term that includes legal professions (e.g. lawyer, civil-law notary, bailiff), medical professions (e.g. doctor, pharmacist), financial professions (bookkeeper, accountant, company auditor) and construction professions (e.g. architect, surveyor). Furthermore, a number of professional activities are strictly regulated by a law under which you are not allowed to carry out these activities as an employee or self-employed person. Finally, there are some professions such as primary education teacher or nursery teacher for which you need a specific pedagogical diploma to be allowed to teach in subsidized education.

The Centre for Distance Learning does not offer higher academic education and does not award Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. For all professions that require such a degree, we would refer you to state-accredited programs at a college or university.

4. Diploma of Secondary Education

Do you want to obtain your diploma of secondary education? You can do that through the Flemish subsidized education programs. But that takes years, so it’s not always the best option.

Maybe you’ve already tried that route. Or maybe you don’t have the time to sit in class for years to come.

You don’t have to! You can still get your diploma through the Central Examination Board. You just need to prepare for the exam – and we’ll be happy to help you do that. We have teachers available for every subject you’ll need. And once you pass the exam you’ll get a diploma by the Flemish government that gives you access to colleges or universities. You can get the whole thing over with in a few months!

5. Paramedical professions

Paramedics are health care providers who are authorized to assist a doctor (or in some cases a dentist or pharmacist) in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. They are allowed to perform certain technical procedures and actions, following a medical person’s instructions. The paramedic must be recognized by the competent authority in order to be allowed to perform those tasks.

Examples of this career path are audiologists, hearing aid experts, dieticians, occupational therapists, pharmaceutical technician assistants, speech therapists, medical laboratory technologists, orthoptists, podiatrists etc. Our educational institution does not organize courses that give access to the para-medical professions and does not award diplomas for these professions. You can go to colleges or universities for this.

6. Health professions in the wellness sector

People who are active as wellness workers do not fall under the scope of the Ministry of Health but under the Ministry of Economy. This sector is regulated on a free-market basis and anyone can practice these professional activities on an employed or self-employed basis, provided they have knowledge of business management. Examples: health consultants, wellness coaches, foot nurses, life coaches... The activities are usually situated in the wellness industry or in complementary healthcare. This usually concerns treatments that are not recognized and reimbursed by social security. Some of the wellness professionals practice treatments whose effectiveness has not been scientifically proven. It is important that the practitioners of these activities do not offer a final diagnosis, but always refer to competent and specialized help if necessary.

Do you want to demonstrate your knowledge and build your career?  Get your certificate from the Centre for Distance Learning and get started!