Soon as I finished reading your post i checked my emails and there was a reply and the lady has given me her number she said I need a Defence Learning Portal Account does anyone know what one of them is DOH!!
Anyone having trouble, I'd suggest a visit to the local library (certainly if you're in UK). You can borrow language courses on CD such as Linguaphone etc, cheaply, not free unless that varies from area to area. Rip the CDs, stick it on your mp3 player, and edumacate yourself on tour.
That's what I did, apart from the bit where you actually get on with it and learn something.