Our courses are facilitated by experienced and qualified tutors from our community. If you’re interested in becoming an adult literacy tutor or if you have a course proposal for our Lifelong Learning programme, we’d love to hear from you!

Do you have life skills and strengths you could share with others?

Literacy tutors support adult learners to achieve their goals in a non-judgmental, student-centred learning environment. Literacy is more than reading and writing. Adult students come to us for many reasons, from increasing their confidence and communication skills through to gaining skills to for work or supporting their children’s learning at school. One to one and group tutoring can make a real difference in the lives of adult learners and their whanau.

Literacy tutors are trained specialists. All our tutors hold a ​qualification in Adult Literacy​ Education. This qualification is achieved by attending a course, and then completing a period of supervised practice working as a volunteer to support a student​ ​in our centre. Support and mentoring is offered throughout the training period.

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Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (NCALNE) Educator

The National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) (Level 5) recognises specialist expertise in adult literacy and numeracy education that helps to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a professional qualification for adult literacy and numeracy educator competence.

The National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) is relevant to both existing practitioners and aspiring adult literacy and numeracy educators.
The compulsory section of the qualification is intended to be the recognised minimum standard of professional competence for adult literacy educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, at a higher level than most current practice. The elective section allows recognition of specialisation, including in group, organisational, and/or computer-based contexts.

People awarded the National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator):

  • understand historical and theoretical issues underpinning adult literacy and numeracy education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • are knowledgeable about Māori adult literacy
  • are able to assess a person’s literacy needs and gains
  • are able to design and facilitate literacy skills development for an individual adult learner, and
  • are able to operate as an adult literacy educator in one or more specialist context(s).

The course is free to attend, if you qualify for the Fees Scholarship. To qualify you must attend a minimum of 80% of facilitated training workshop days (eight days for Educator). You must also complete the qualification within the maximum time frame (two years). For further information please contact us.

Nga mihi​​ (Kind regards​)​,

Jo Nuttall, Manager

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