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Economic Development Distance Learning Consortium
Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) Programme

Founded in 1999 by the Economic Development Distance Learning Consortium (EDDLC), the Local and Regional Economic Development Programme is the leading distance learning course in economic development. Since its inception it has enabled hundreds of people to progress in the field of economic development and associated areas.

Offering a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, and MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) recognised by the Institute of Economic Development, the EDDLC’s LRED Programme’s unique approach to study has proved beneficial to students from all ages and backgrounds. Through a flexible, modular approach it allows students a more fluid learning experience to suit their own specific needs, without the need to take time away from their employment, or travel to carry out their studies.

In conjunction with the Institute of Economic Development Education Trust, the course encompasses a much wider spectrum of subjects and expertise than a traditional single University, delivered by a team that is advised by the latest practitioner developments and expertise in economic development.

Relevant to practitioners of economic development and urban/rural regeneration, the course is also an ideal opportunity for those wishing to move into these employment spheres and related areas. Qualifications awarded by the EDDLC enable people to progress in their careers through gaining greater understanding and confidence, contributing to their professional development, opening up opportunities for promotion or moving to new employment.

The LRED Programme offers professionally recognised university qualifications tailored to fit each individual, delivered by highly experienced tutors who operate in a wide range of activities – Tutors.

We regret that we are unable to accept any further applications for the course at this time and thank you for your interest.