Adult Literacy Educator Fund

Adult Literacy Educator Fund

Last updated 17 March 2017
Last updated 03/17/2017

The Adult Literacy Educator (ALE) Fund supports building an effective literacy and numeracy teaching workforce by increasing the capability of educators and trainers to teach literacy and numeracy skills to adults.  

The Adult Literacy Educator Fund reduces fees for programmes of study or training that lead to literacy and numeracy educator qualifications at level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The Fund is available to tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to provide approved adult literacy and numeracy educator qualifications at a reduced fee. TEOs are able to provide learners with a study grant to offset the fees they would charge to the learner when enrolling in the qualification.

Adult Literacy Educator funding is intended to:

  • build an effective literacy and numeracy teaching workforce
  • reduce the fees for qualifications for literacy and numeracy educators, and
  • contribute to the tertiary education system in line with the Tertiary Education Strategy.

Building literacy and numeracy educator capability supports:

  • raising adults’ literacy and numeracy skills
  • increasing opportunities for adults to engage in literacy and numeracy learning, particularly for those in low-skilled employment, and
  • improving the quality and relevance of provision, including the ability to identify learner need and learning gain.