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Play an important part in the future of education in New Zealand by helping adult students to learn essential skills in literacy and numeracy. If you’re a foundation level educator, this programme is a great way to meet your professional development goals and get up to date with the latest industry standards, which includes the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) requirement to hold an adult literacy and numeracy qualification. You will build on your existing adult education knowledge and skills, be able to relate better to your students and learn strategies to help them learn.
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. You will only be required to pay the annual administration fee of $60.
New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (174 KB PDF)
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
This qualification is currently being offered fee-free.
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For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
If you have experience embedding adult literacy and numeracy materials for learners, find out if it counts towards this qualification. You can do this by going to the ask an advisor tab on the qualification page on our website.
Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as vocational, workplace or other specific content educator, with the ability to embed literacy and numeracy within their programme.
Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards other qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching at Level 5 and above.
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.