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The Foundation Literacy and Numeracy Programme

Being competent in literacy and numeracy means everyday home and work tasks can be completed effectively.

Our English as a Second Language classes (ESOL) are suitable for those new to the English language or for those wanting to improve their chances of finding a job.

About The Programme

The Foundation Literacy and Numeracy Programme teaches competency in reading, writing and maths. It consists of 100-300 hours of classroom study and is designed to enable individuals to be more successful in gaining employment, furthering their studies, and being effective in everyday tasks.

The programme is tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. It is self-paced and directly addresses each student’s specific needs in:

Reading and Comprehension
Speaking and Listening
Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation

The programme also caters to ESOL students from Foundation Entry to Entry Level 2. The ESOL Programme has a strong oral literacy (speaking and listening) component and offers English grammar from Level 1 onwards.

This course is run by tutors who coordinate each student’s programme and provide support with transition into further education and/or employment.

Note: The course does not contribute towards a National Certificate.

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To enrol, students must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have low qualifications,
  • Lack literacy and/or numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1.

Contact Visionwest Employment and Education for more information about class times and vacancies.

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