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Last updated 17 November 2016 11:31 by NZTecAdmin

Adult literacy and numeracy education provision

Adult literacy and numeracy education provision is available in the form of professional development, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. For an overview of the provision available please click on the link below:

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Qualifications

There are several qualifications available in New Zealand for educators interested in furthering their interest and expertise in teaching literacy and numeracy to adults. A number of tertiary education organisations throughout New Zealand are currently accredited to offer these qualifications.

Please visit the Kiwiquals or individual TEO websites for further information on these qualifications. Current accredited providers for the national certificates and diplomas can be found on the NZQA website.

The TEC has introduced a requirement for tutors teaching foundation-level courses to hold an appropriate qualification. Qualifications are considered appropriate if they include content and outcomes related to embedding literacy and numeracy in a New Zealand context.  

Find out more here:

http://www.tec.govt.nz/focus/our-focus/adult-literacy-numeracy/qualifications/

National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) – NQF level 5

The NCALNE (Vocational) certificate is a 40 credit qualification intended to raise the skills of the adult educator to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of learners within the context of a training/education programme. It is particularly relevant for existing practitioners who deliver programmes and who are recognised as adult educators in their own field. They might be workplace trainers and/or assessors, or vocational tutors or lecturers; the programme could be on-job or off-job. The compulsory section of the National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) contains Unit 21204, Develop adult learners' literacy and numeracy skills within a training or education programme.

More information

View this qualification on the NZQA website

View a list of the organisations that can assist in gaining this qualification

Adult Literacy Educator Grants (ALEGs) for NCALNE (Voc) Candidates

The Adult Literacy Educator (ALE) fund provides support for educators studying for qualifications in teaching adult literacy and numeracy.

There are currently two NCALNE providers who administer ALEGs:

VisionWest Community Trust

Contact details:

Linda Robertson
VisionWest Auckland
LindaR@visionwest.org.nz
09 818 0701
visionwest.org.nz

Adult Literacy Education & Consulting (ALEC)

Contact details:

Graeme Smith
Adult Literacy Education & Consulting (ALEC) Ltd
apply@alec.ac.nz
0800-ALEC-1-2 (0800 2532-1-2)
www.alec.ac.nz

More information about Adult Literacy Educator Grants (ALEG)


National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) – NQF level 5

The NCALNE (Educator) certificate is an 81 credit qualification for educators interested in developing specialist expertise in literacy and numeracy teaching and learning. People for whom the National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education is relevant are likely to include existing practitioners and aspiring adult literacy and numeracy educators.

More information

View this qualification on the NZQA website

View a list of the organisations that can assist in gaining this qualification


National Diploma in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Level 6)

The 120 credit National Diploma in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Level 6) is a qualification designed for people pursuing a vocation that requires significant expertise in adult literacy and numeracy, such as: tutors or lecturers of foundation courses; community and workplace literacy and numeracy tutors; staff involved in professional development for adult literacy and numeracy tutors; personnel involved in resource development for adult literacy and numeracy learners; and those involved in the academic leadership management of adult literacy and numeracy education for their organisation.

More information

View this qualification on the NZQA website


Diploma (Education) (Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education) – NQF equivalent level 6

This is a Diploma of Education with a specialisation in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education at the University of Waikato. This is a 120 credit qualification, specialising in providing professional practice, knowledge, and theory to educators interested in improving the literacy and numeracy skills of adults. This qualification would suit educators who work with adults in ITPs, Wananga, PTEs, ITO and workplaces. This programme may be completed full-time over one year or part-time over two years.


Graduate Diploma Teaching (Adult literacy and numeracy) - NQF equivalent level 7

The Graduate Diploma is a 120 credit qualification offered by Victoria University of Wellington. The Diploma is designed to give graduates a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to teach literacy and numeracy in diverse adult settings including embedded contexts. Students have the choice of either block or online modes. While the qualification is designed for part-time study over two years (maximum of three years), it can be completed full-time in one year.


Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education) - NQF equivalent level 8

This is a Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a specialisation in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education at the University of Waikato. This is a 120 credit qualification catering for educators working with adults in ITPs, Wananga, PTEs, ITO and workplaces and is a pathway into Masters study. This programme combines online learning, teaching and discussion and on-campus workshops and suits distance learners.


Master in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (MAdLitNumEd) – NQF equivalent level 9

The master’s is a 120 credit qualification offered by the Auckland University of Technology. The degree aims to equip literacy and numeracy educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to address the diverse challenges of teaching literacies in New Zealand in the 21st century.


Masters and PhDs in Education

Auckland University of Technology, University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington have the capacity and expertise to supervise these qualifications with an adult literacy and numeracy focus. Contact the universities directly for further information.


Adult Literacy Educator Grants (ALEG)

The purpose of Adult Literacy Educator Grants (ALEG) funding is to build the capability of educators/trainers to effectively teach adult literacy and numeracy by assisting them to access and complete qualifications.

Organisations receiving TEC funding for adult literacy educator qualifications must demonstrate that the funded qualification:

  • provides tutors with the capability to teach adults literacy and numeracy
  • provides tutors with the capability to target those learners with the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy
  • recognises the diverse contexts in which tutors are operating to raise adults' literacy and numeracy skills
  • draws on New Zealand frameworks and materials (such as Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy)
  • draws on international and New Zealand research evidence on effective practice
  • provides good pathways between other qualifications, and
  • contributes to the network of provision.

Student eligibility is as follows: students must be 18 years or older and meet a number of conditions to do with citizenship, commitment, and ability. All new students are required to pay fees (as set by individual TEOs).

 

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