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 you will need to read the relevant course information sheet below and then follow the application process.

Caring for Children and Young People – Course Information Sheet

Common Health Conditions – Course Information Sheet

Team Leading Principles – Course Information Sheet

Principles of Business & Administration – Course Information Sheet

Principles of Customer Service – Course Information Sheet

Awareness of Mental Health Problems – Course Information Sheet

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care – Course Information Sheet

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges – Course Information Sheet

Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes – Course Information Sheet

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health – Course Information Sheet

Understanding Mental Health -Level 3 – Course Information Sheet

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care – Course Information Sheet

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties  – Course Information Sheet

Understanding Nutrition – Course Information Sheet

Information, Advice or Guidance – Course Information Sheet

Equality & Diversity – Course Information Sheet

Principles of End of Life Care – Course Information Sheet

Principles of Working With Individuals with Learning Disabilities – Course Information Sheet


Enrolment Details

You will need to read the course information sheet for your chosen course. You will also need to read an application pack here before following the application process below.

You may be eligible for funding for your chosen course or you may want to apply for an instalment plan. If so, please check our finance page for further information, see here.

Want to enrol?

To enrol on these courses you will first need to thoroughly read the relevant information pack(s). To apply for a place on your chosen course, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete an online English Assessment – This needs to happen before submitting your course application. You will need to request a login, and should receive this along with instructions within two working days.

Step 2: Complete your online application below.


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.

Contact us

For enrolment or queries: 01202 262300 | 01305 819059

email: infopal@poole.gov.uk

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