About Us

Learn How To is an online learning system developed by ACS Distance Education, which has been developing and delivering education across the UK since 2001. The idea came as a response to a rapidly changing world and the need to deliver high quality short courses to people. ACS was formed to provide diverse, flexible and very practical learning experiences.

Supported by around 40 academic staff in England, Scotland, and beyond, Learn How To offers many hundreds of short 1 to 5 hour online courses; each culminating in an online assessment. Passing an assessment leads to awarding of a digital badge: a micro-credential to prove you completed that course.

Ideal for professional development, preparation for a new career path, or initial pre career training; these courses offer a high quality education, but in a highly accessible form. Education at your fingertips, that would keep alive the flame of curiosity that burns in those who need to know more! And so Learn How To was born. Drawing from ACS’ enormous range of topics, and offered in a way that fits with any lifestyle.

Want to train your team? Corporate training required? Continuing Professional Development We have that covered, too. We provide monthly subscriptions and can also offer special deals to larger corporations with many staff.


Our People

John Mason
John Mason Dip. Hort. Sc., Supn.Cert., Adv.Cert.Mgt., FAIH, FPLA, FCIH


Mr Mason worked as a municipal parks director, then as a lecturer in the various colleges through the 1970’s before founding ACS Distance Education in 1979. He has worked between Australia and the UK since the 90's. He is a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (UK) and the Australian Institute of Horticulture.

Throughout his career he has written over 180 books, been editor of 4 different magazines, served on many industry committees and developed hundreds of courses for ACS.

ACS courses have trained hundreds of thousands of students over the decades. Mr Mason and his team have a widely established reputation as innovators in education, with high standards of quality and service.

Course Developers
Hundreds of different academics have contributed to the development of the Learn How To courses; everyone having both university training and significant industry experience. Here are some of the team:

Jade Sciascia-  B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Prof.Ed, Cert Food Hygiene. Post Grad Dip Accounting and Finance

Dr Robert Browne-  B.Sc., PhD

Tracey Jones B.Sc.(Hons)- M.Soc.Sc Dip. SW, PGCE

Bob James-  Dip.Animal Husb, B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt, PDC

Josiane Joubran- B.Eng., Grad.Dip.I.T., Master Info.Tech., MCP, MCSE

Dr Maria L. Schmitz Fontes- PhD, MSc, BA Hons

Timothy Walker-  B.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., Post.Grad.Dip.Ed.

Marie Beermann-  B.Sc., M.Sc. Hort., Dip.Mgt, PDC

Dr. Lynette Morgan- B. Hort. Tech., Ph.D.


Contact Us

Email: hello@learnhowto.uk

More details here.



Learn How To is a trading name of ACS Distance Education Ltd, Company Registration 4624913.