Distance Learning

We understand that finding time for training is sometimes difficult, especially when you/your staff work shifts or have caring responsibilities. We have a range of qualifications which are supported by workbooks or online learning modules which can be studied in your own time.

You will be provided with online or paper based learning materials and guidance on how to use these. You will be allocated an e-tutor who will support you through the qualification.  You will complete reading, activities and assessments online. You will have assistance from your e-tutor who will; give you feedback on your work, help you if you are struggling and let you know when you have achieved learning outcomes.

This is a great way to study for anyone who; is unable to commit to attending taught courses, has irregular working hours, caring responsibilities or other responsibilities that mean flexibility is needed. These qualifications are useful for job seekers, career changers, and those looking for promotion or to refresh knowledge.

You should aim to complete your course within 6-9 months. Have a look here to see the range of distance learning courses we are able to offer. To enrol onto our distance learning courses, please fill out the application form below To view more information on each distance learning course please click on the one that interests you.

Not all courses are available all through the year and this list can be subject to change, if you would like more information please call our Customer Service Team on 01202 262300

Information PackHere – You must read the course information sheet and course information pack thoroughly before applying.

Financial Information PackHere – Please complete the application form electronically, save it to your PC or tablet and then send to us as an email attachment to; infopal@poole.gov.uk

Application process-

If you would like to enrol on this course you will need to thoroughly read the relevant information packs. If, after considering all of the information provided, you would like to apply for a place on your chosen course, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: You will need to complete an online English Assessment before submitting your course application. You will be sent login & instruction details within two working days. To request a login please click Here

Step 2: Now complete your online application – Here 

We will review all submitted applications and give you a response within 10 working days.

  • If your application meets our requirements and there are still spaces on your chosen course, you will be offered a place and contacted for payment (if required).
  • If your application meets our requirements but your chosen course is full, you may be offered a place on an alternative course, or added to a priority queue and contacted again if a place becomes available. Either way, we will let you know the outcome.
  • If your application does not meet our requirements, we will advise you that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. In this situation we will try and give you feedback and suggest alternative courses.