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How it works

We have a range of free, easy-to-use online courses. Choose the one that suits you and start learning today.

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What can I learn?

We have a range of courses from reading, writing and maths to career preparation and computer skills.

You can learn at a pace that suits you and if you want you can get a national QQI qualification.

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Who is this useful for?

Our courses are useful if you want to brush-up on what you learnt at school, help kids with homework, do your job better or get a qualification for what you already know.

12,000 people have received 42,000 national QQI qualifications with us.

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What are my learning options?

We have designed our online platform specifically for adult learners and you are free to use it whatever way you wish.

  • You can learn on your own and know that we are there to help if you need it.
  • You can learn through your local centre with support from your tutor / personal assistant or carer.
  • You can learn with support from a NALA tutor over the phone.
  • You can use it to quickly get qualification for what you already know through our Recognition of Prior Learning feature.

How can I register for a course?

To start any of our free and easy-to-use online courses you need to create an account by registering with us. Then search our courses and choose the one that suits you, click the Register now button and start learning today!

Watch this short video to learn how to register

How do I get started with my course?

Watch this video to learn how to get started after you have registered for a course.

What types of learning activities are on the courses?

Watch this video to learn about the activities on Learn with NALA.

How do I sign up for another course?

If you want to sign up for more courses, simply:

  • Go back to our main website:
  • Click ‘Register’ for the course you want to sign up for.

Watch this video on how to sign up for more courses

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means if you can show you already have knowledge or skills in a subject area, you don’t have to complete the full course to get an award. Just click on ‘What do I already know’.

The ‘What do I already know’ section on each level 2 and level 3 course checks what you already know in the subject. It allows you to skip parts of the course if you already have the skills and knowledge.

You will have to complete a number of tasks. If you get them all correct, you show that you already have the skills and knowledge needed to complete this course. Then you can skip parts of the course and go straight to the ‘End Test’.

Watch this video to learn how to use Recognition of Prior Learning

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Learn for free on the phone with one of our friendly tutors.

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

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