NALA's Distance Learning Service

About our Distance Learning Service

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has been offering a Distance Learning Service since 2000.

It is designed to fit learning around your needs and your life.

You can study online by yourself or work with a tutor over the phone. Or you can do a combination of these to suit your lifestyle. 

Everything is free and confidential. 

You decide what, where and how you want to learn. 

How does it work?

  • We will work with you for 1, 2 or 50 sessions, depending on what you need. 
  • We design learning around you, your needs and your skills. That is why our service works. 
  • We will talk you through all your options in complete confidence.
  • Or go online now to and start learning today. You can also get QQI Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications from this site.

Freephone us now on 1800 20 20 65 or Freetext 'LEARN' to 50050. 

Distance Learning Service learning website

There are lots of subjects to choose from, including: 

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Maths
  • Computers
  • Digital Media
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills
  • Career preparation
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Up to 300 learners working with our tutors at any time
  • 4,000 people have used this service so far.
  • 50,000+ learning accounts on
  • 2,573 learners have now achieved 12,045 Level 2 minor awards and 2,434 Level 3 minor awards.
  • Has been used by learners from 16 to 80 years of age.