For academic year 2020/21 all our programmes were delivered fully online given Covid-19 restrictions. We are currently planning for academic year 21/22. Delivery will be dependent on Covid-19 guidelines and may be fully online or blended delivery (a mixture of online and face to face delivery on site in Waterford). We may need to take a semester by semester approach to this depending on Covid -19 guidelines, for example, over time the guidelines may allow us to return to more face to face delivery. This will be fully confirmed before programmes start.
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is a 30 credit NFQ Level 6 minor award aimed at current adult tutors and explores theories and good practice in adult literacy, adult basic education and adult education. This programme is ideally suited for tutors of adults who do not have a background in adult literacy tutoring but wish to gain an understanding of adult literacy needs and be introduced to approaches in addressing needs that would be relevant and applicable in their classroom. Integrating Literacy is a key objective for further educators in the current SOLAS Strategy. The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is designed to enable tutors and trainers of adults to meet the challenge of promoting, developing and encouraging literacy and numeracy. The programme is delivered by our experienced lecturing team, all of whom have a background in adult literacy. The programme delivery promotes the practice of collective and shared learning optimising the knowledge and skills that the students bring to the process. Classes are delivered in workshop-style, where collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged.
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is a part-time blended learning modular programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner. The programme is delivered over one year in a flexible part time mode. Modueles are usually completed over four days comprising of two blocks (Friday and Saturday) with a break between each block.
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies can also be delivered on an outreach basis, please contact the Course Leader Ms. Catriona Warren email: [email protected] or the Literacy Development Centre to arrange an outreach delivery for your organisation. email: [email protected]
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The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies comprises the following three 10 credit modules:
|Integrating Literacy in Adult and Further Education||Literacy and Society||Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult and Further Education|
|This module aims to enable students to relate literacy issues to teaching in a variety of contexts in order to facilitate the needs of students who present with literacy difficulties||This module aims to introduce students to the current social, cultural and economic issues informing policy and practice in the field of adult literacy||This module aims to develop students' understanding and awareness of equality and diversity in adult and further education|
Non-Standard Applicants/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants with significant professional experience in further education may apply for exemptions using WIT’s RPL Policy. For further information on advanced entry to this programme, please contact the Course Leader Ms. Catriona Warren Email: [email protected]
How to Apply
To apply for this programme simply click on the 'Apply Here' button. If you have any questions please contact the Course Leader Catriona Warren at [email protected] or contact the LDC Office at [email protected].
€320 per 10 credit module.
€210 per module - this subsidised rate is available for those working in the adult literacy service
Detailed information regarding the cost of the LDC programmes and fee procedures are outlined in the LDC Fees Guide, please click here to view the LDC Fees Guide.
Literacy Practitioner Subsidy Form
On successful completion of the Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies 30 credit minor award, graduates may progress to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits to be awarded the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education. However, graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise in adult literacy tutoring and gain the qualification required for adult literacy tutors may go on to undertake and complete an additional 90 credits on the 120 credit NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development programme, which is the only nationally recognised programme designed specifically for adult literacy practitioners. Graduates from the programme have held roles including adult literacy organiser, adult literacy tutor, resource worker, adult basic education tutor.
Check out our programme pathways infographic below for further study opportunities available.