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New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational or Workplace) (Level 5)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

13 weeks

Next start date

Expected Aug 2024

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

This programme is your gateway to elevating adult learners' literacy and numeracy skills within diverse community, vocational, or workplace contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a graduate of this qualification, you'll possess a toolkit of skills and knowledge for embedding literacy and numeracy into the design, facilitation, assessment, and evaluation of adult learning.

This qualification is intended for education practitioners who want to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners by embedding those skills into community, vocational or workplace programmes. It is a non-specialist introduction to embedding literacy and numeracy into adult and tertiary education and training.

Graduates of this qualification will have skills and knowledge related to the basics of embedded literacy and numeracy design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation.

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

Design embedded literacy and numeracy learning to enhance learner outcomes in a training or education programme, using a range of pedagogical and cultural practices.
Facilitate quality learner-centred teaching that respects the mana and diverse cultural backgrounds of adult learners, and the wider educational and societal context.
Plan and use embedded literacy and numeracy strategies, including technology-enhanced teaching and learning, in a training or education programme.
Use assessment, including literacy and numeracy diagnostic, and evaluation as tools to enhance student learning and own teaching practice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification may work in roles such as:

community, vocational or workplace educator
industry or workplace trainer
academic staff, tutor or facilitator

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

A minimum of 40 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)
The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5) full-time over four months or part-time over two years

Qualification Pathways:

This qualification may lead to Level 5 and above qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching. This may include:

New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)
New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6)
New Zealand Certificate in Education Technology (Level 6)

Entry criteria

Applicants for this programme of study must have access to adult learners (e.g. over the age of 18) over the duration of the programme of study in order to enable them to undertake learning and reflection in an authentic setting.

General Admission

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age and must have attained either:

NCEA Level 2
A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above, or a recognised equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill. OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests. NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Employment). Language Cert - B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.

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