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Welcome to the dhf Distance Learning Programme (DLP). dhf is proud to offer distance learning for training delegates across the UK and Ireland.

With DLP, training delegates receive: 

  • the ability to learn at your pace with easy online access from anywhere using a mobile device or computer
  • official dhf course study materials in print and digital formats
  • 2 weeks of access to an online study portal - plenty of time to watch training lectures and study for the exam
  • a dedicated tutorial by a dhf trainer 
  • option to add accreditation as a formal qualification
  • online exam and quick results
  • free refresher course within 3 years on the dhf Virtual Training Academy

Personal Tutorial

Each training delegate will be assigned a dhf trainer for individual one-to-one instruction, assistance and support. dhf trainers are experts in their field, with many years of experience not just in the course material, but also in teaching and personal instruction. Your personal tutor will contact you after your course is booked to make sure that you have access to the learning material. Your tutor will also determine the best way for you to learn the required material and set a course schedule that works best for you. With your tutor's tailored guidance and personal help, you can be assured of the best possible distance learning experience!

Official dhf course study materials

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An example of the course study materials posted to each DLP student -
this is the pack for Level 2 Award in Safety + Level 4 Award in Industrial & Garage Door Legislation

Each training delegate is sent the same official course study materials given to classroom learners. This includes the most recent print version of the spiral-bound Onsite Guide for the Technical Specifications for the industry sector, Code of Practice publications, plus dhf logo pen and notepad, USB drive with template risk assessments, notices and the like.

Course Information

For in-depth information about specific courses, see the relevant page below:

Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure that you select the correct course.

Easy booking

It's easy to book onto the dhf Distance Learning Programme:

  1. Members are reminded to login to get your exclusive members' prices on all training
  2. Click on the appropriate course title below - please note that DLP courses are limited to 8 per week at the present time
  3. Complete the form
  4. Agree to the Terms & Conditions and Training Code of Conduct by ticking the boxes
  5. Pay using a Visa or Mastercard

Once you have paid:

  1. You will receive your confirmation email that contains the pre-course information, a copy of the Training Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions of booking a course as well as the relevant Technical Specification in pdf format
  2. You will receive details for accessing the online video training modules via the dhf website
  3. In the post, you will receive all relevant training material and supporting documentation
  4. The tutor will be in contact with the learner to learn about their needs, help set a course schedule and assure the learner is ready for the course
  5. The tutor will also ensure that the technical needs of the training can be met
  6. The tutor will provide all the necessary information for the examination at the end of the course

If you are booking for a training delegate, please ensure they receive the printed material and are forwarded all relevant emails so they can access all the course material before the training starts.

Please note: there are areas of the online course that requires the learner to read the information on a presentation slide.  If you have a barrier to learning such as dyslexia, or need more time to view the online training, please advise training@dhfonline.org.uk before you book the course and make sure to speak with your tutor to make sure they are clear of your needs.  

Book the Distance Learning Programme:

Installation Engineer's courses - Level 2 Award - 1-day

Level 2 Award in Automated Gates & Traffic Barrier Safety
(formerly the 1-day Safety Certificate)

Level 2 Award in Industrial & Garage Door Safety
(formerly the 1-day Safety Certificate)

Manager's courses - combined Level 2 Award & Level 4 Award - 2-day

Level 2 Award in AGTB Safety + Level 4 Award in IGD & AGTB Legislation
(formerly the 2-day Safety Diploma)
 

Level 2 Award in IGD Safety + Level 4 Award in IGD & AGTB Legislation
(formerly the 2-day Safety Diploma)

Training fees

Each 1-day course is £250 + VAT for members and £350 + VAT for non-members. Each 2-day course is £385 + VAT for members and £545 + VAT for non-members. ABBE certification requires an additional fee.

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*ABBE certification requires an additional fee - read here for details

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