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Literacy awareness

Do you work in an organisation where you may come into contact with adults who struggle with reading, writing, maths or technology?

We have lots of training options for public facing organisations that can help.

Literacy awareness training

What we offer

Professional development

We have two free online Professional development courses on our eLearning website Learn with NALA.

‘Understanding adult literacy, numeracy and digital literacy’ will help you understand the experience and impact of unmet literacy needs on adults in Irish society.

‘Becoming literacy friendly’ will help you to make changes to your workplace to make it more accessible to people who might struggle with reading, writing, maths and digital skills.

You can do them anytime and they take about 1 hour to complete.


View our online courses
Understanding literacy, numeracy and digital literacy

Free webinars

Throughout the year NALA organises free one-hour webinars on literacy awareness and using literacy friendly approaches. In these sessions you will hear about the impact of unmet literacy needs and practical tips to becoming more literacy friendly.

You will also here from an adult literacy student about their experience. These will be advertised in the ‘Upcoming events’ section of the NALA website.

NALA webinars and events
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Hear from our participants


“I learnt the amount of unmet literacy needs there are in Ireland and I plan to be more patient with people in everyday life as you never know what someone is going through.”

Professional development course participant


“I really enjoyed the session and got a lot out of it. I found the student ambassador’s input to the workshop very powerful and it gave me a much fuller insight into literacy barriers and the need for us to improve on our literacy awareness.”

Online webinar participant

Get in touch

Our online courses and one-hour webinars are provided free of charge.

Depending on the size of your organisation, we can also organise customised training to suit your needs.

Email us at to arrange a quote.

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