Literacy Development Centre

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Literacy Development Centre

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Who are we?

The Literacy Development Centre (LDC) at WIT provides third level qualifications in adult literacy and adult and further education for managers/tutors working in adult literacy, and for FE practitioners working in literacy support, at a number of centres around Ireland. The LDC incorporates the NALA/WIT accreditation project and is part-funded by SOLAS. 

The current portfolio of programmes spans undergraduate programmes from Higher Certificate to Honours Degree level in teaching and learning in further and higher education and adult education, further education, community development and adult literacy. 

All of our programmes were designed for practitioners working across the education spectrum (primary, post-primary, further, adult and higher - education) to address the CPD needs of these sectors and to reflect the changes taking place in education practice and policy. Our programmes are flexible, responsive and connect teaching with practice. We have been working with adult learners for over 30 years and have a long history of supporting adult education.

LDC Programmes

  • Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development - NFQ level 6
    This is a third level qualification for those working in adult literacy or those wishing to pursue a career in adult literacy. The aim of this two year programme is to enable adult literacy personnel to explore theories which underpin various aspects of adult literacy and adult education practice, while enabling them to evaluate current scholarship in literacy.he programme has been developed in conjunction with NALA to ensure it is relevant to the current developments in the sector and that the programme consistently meets the standards required for literacy practitioners.

  • Higher Certificate in Adult and Further Education - NFQ Level 6
    This is a third level qualification for current adult and further education practitioners and those wishing to pursue a career in adult or further education. This includes those currently working in adult basic education, further education and training and community education. It is a modular part-time programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner that is based on weekend teaching blocs and use of the WIT virtual learning environment.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education - NFQ level 7
    This programme is designed for practitioners in the Adult Education sector and includes aspects of adult education research, policy, equality and technology. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education - NFQ level 8 (with Teaching Council of Ireland recognition)
    This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who wish to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Further Education teacher.

Latest News...

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NALA Numeracy Conference 30.05.17
Keeping it real: 
Relating maths to real life situations 

Register here: NALA Numeracy Conference Registration

A professional development event for adult numeracy practitioners and Further Education and Training practitioners who want to learn more about numeracy

WHERE: Synge Theatre, Arts Block, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin
WHEN: Tuesday 30 May 2017 from 9.30am to 3.30pm
Staff from the Literacy Development Centre will be attending NALA's Numeracy conference. We would love to meet you there!

Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan
Acting Manager, Literacy Development Centre

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Karen Bunyan

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Ann-Marie Cullen

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Dr. Anne Graham Cagney

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Geraldine Mernagh

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Eilish Roche
Eilish Roche

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Dr. Maeve O'Grady

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Amie O'Mahony: Project Administrator

Telephone: (051) 302689

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