Training and reference material

Guidelines on the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services

This is a revised edition of Guidelines on the inclusion of adults with learning disabilities in literacy schemes (NALA 1999). In 2013, the Department of Education and Science (DES) Review of Adult Literacy Provision recommended revising and updating the original Guidelines. In 2015, SOLAS asked NALA to produce a Scoping Paper to inform that work. The Scoping Paper included a draft set of guidelines.

Brushing Up 2

Brushing up 2 is a workbook  that includes maths topics at QQI Level 2. It will show you how we use maths to solve number problems in everyday life; and let you practise any skills you want to improve.

The workbook is designed for adults who want to learn skills they did not have the chance to learn before; and brush up on skills that might have become “rusty” over time.

Step by Step Guide to Filling in the Census 2016 Form

The Step-by-Step-Guide to filling in the Census 2016 Form gives information to help you fill in your census form.
It includes:

  • Questions and answers about the census
  • Census 2011 – some interesting facts
  • Dates to remember 2016
  • A guide to filling in the census form
  • Types of question in the form
  • Questions about your accommodation
  • Questions about people in the house on census night
  • Questions about absent people on census night
  • Glossary

Write on for work: Exploring a web based approach to integrating literacy as part of career preparation

Writeon – personal pathways to work was a National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) -led partnership with Southside Partnership (SSP) and Local Employment Services (LES) that successfully delivered a labour market activation programme.

Write on for work: Guidelines for web-based basic skills support

These guidelines are for staff who work with adults who need help getting a job and who have gaps in their basic skills, such as numeracy, literacy and digital skills.  They will be particularly useful for Local Development Companies, Local Employment Services and Department of Social Protection staff.  

What really counts numeracy project: Additional tutor tips

These 'top tips' were developed by two participants of an action learning project run by NALA during 2014, Antoinette Delamere and Mary Bambrick.

What really counts numeracy project: Tutor tips

These 'top tips' were developed by two participants of an action learning project run by NALA during 2014, Antoinette Delamere and Mary Bambrick

A short guide to accreditation

As a student, having accreditation or a qualification has lots of benefits. Not only does it give a student a sense of personal achievement and show what they have learned, but achieving accreditation may also allow the student to progress to further education and training or better employment opportunities.

This is a short guide to accreditation in Ireland.

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