Literacy Development Centre

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Literacy Development Centre

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Welcome to the Literacy Development Centre

The Literacy Development Centre (LDC) is a national centre, based in WIT, which offers a suite of third level professional development programmes for adult educators, practitioners, tutors and managers working in the adult literacy, adult education, community education and the wider further education and training (FET) sector.

The LDC offers student centred flexible programmes in adult literacy and adult & further education from NFQ Level 6 to Level 8 and is also engaged in the following activities:

  • Research in the field of adult literacy and adult education;
  • Policy support with regional and national stakeholders and advocacy for the adult education practitioner and the adult learner;
  • Advocacy for the adult education practitioner and the adult learner as well as the promotion of literacy as a whole.

The LDC is a leading provider in its field and houses the WIT/NALA Adult Literacy Accreditation Project. This is a Department of Education (DES) supported initiative, funded by SOLAS, which was set up in 2001 following the publication of the DES White paper on Adult Education ‘Learning for Life’ (2000). 

The Centre offers a suite of student centred flexible undergraduate programmes for those working in the adult education and the wider FET sector. The programmes connect teaching with practice. We have been working with adult learners for over 30 years and have a long history of supporting adult education.

We are dedicated to supporting our students through their educational journey. A full listing of our programmes is available here.

Contact us today to discover your options and devise your own pathway. We are also happy to work with individual ETBs to deliver modules in-house that meet the needs of your staff.

(Acting) LDC Manager: Catherine Earle

Tel: +353 (0)51 834013 / E-mail: [email protected]


LDC Project Administrator: Janet Syms

Tel: +353 (0)51 302689 / E-mail: [email protected]