The Institute has important links with a number of international agencies. These include:-
- The Commonwealth of Learning which was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to facilitate the expansion of Distance Education in Commonwealth countries;
- The Commonwealth Youth Programme, Caribbean Centre, which the Institute has partnered in mounting the Pan-Commonwealth Diploma in Youth and Development;
- The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) Institute of Distance and Continuing Education Regional Links: The Institute also has links regionally.
- The Caribbean Regional Council for Adult Education (CARCAE)
- The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute with which IDCE collaborated in the delivery of a programme in Basic Nutrition for a Changing Society.
- The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre with which the Institute collaborated in developing a Certificate in Adult Education by distance methods.