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1 Jul 2019
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by...
28 Jun 2019
Take the first step campaign and Awareness Week
'Take the first step' campaign and National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 8 - 15 SeptemberPlanning is now in full swing for the 'Take the first step' campaign and our national Adult Literacy Awareness Week this September.Similar to previous years, the main aim of the campaign is to raise awareness...
28 Jun 2019
NALA submission to the FET strategy May 2019
NALA is supporting SOLAS in the development of the second Further Education and Training strategy.As part of this, we have made a submission to a recent consultation process about the new strategy. The main themes for our submission are the development of adult learner agency and the supply of...
26 Jun 2019
It’s school holiday time but that doesn’t mean children have to stop learning – it just means parents have to be a little bit creative. Thankfully, helpmykidlearn.ie, a website developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), will do most of the work for you. The website provides lots of...
14 Jun 2019
Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) and NALA are offering a number of professional development workshops for adult literacy and numeracy practitioners and for vocational education and training practitioners at all levels of Further Education and Training. If you would like to request any...
17 May 2019
Tipperary ETB student Gerard Maher took part in last year's awareness videos
This year’s 'Take the first step' awareness campaign will kick off with a special conference celebrating International Literacy Day in September.Take part in our videos This year, NALA would like to produce videos promoting ETB services available in your area. The videos will feature contact...
16 May 2019
Guidelines for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services
NALA is currently co-ordinating a research and development project on the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services. It aims to support ETBs to share good practice in inclusion and strengthen their capacity to serve adults with intellectual disabilities.The...
10 May 2019
We are hiring distance learning tutors
NALA is currently recruiting for the role of Project Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and testing of an online skills checking tool while also managing key stakeholder relationships. In addition, he/she will support the project manager in planning and...
8 May 2019
Adult learners want you to use your vote for literacy on 24 May
Vote for councillors and MEPs who value adult literacy, education and lifelong learningAhead of this month’s local and European elections, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is calling for people to vote for councillors and MEPs who will support and invest in adult literacy, education and...
11 Apr 2019
Suas Ireland help children from the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland to improve their literacy skills through one-to-one mentoring and learning materials. They are currently looking for literacy tutors who are interested in volunteering to tutor children in DEIS schools. DEIS is the...

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