Intensive Literacy and Numeracy - Refugee English Fund

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy - Refugee English Fund

Last updated 10 March 2017
Last updated 03/10/2017

The Intensive Literacy and Numeracy – Refugee English Fund (ILN Refugee English) supports refugees to reach a level of English that will allow them to enter employment, or undertake their choice of vocational or degree-level education. 

The ILN Refugee English Fund is a component of the Specialised English for Speakers of Other Languages funds (Specialised ESOL funds).

The purpose of Specialised ESOL funds is to:

(a)  increase opportunities for adults to engage in literacy and numeracy learning, particularly migrants and refugees

(b)  raise adults’ literacy and numeracy skills to help learners progress onto further study and employment, and

(c)  improve the quality and relevance of provision, including the ability to identify learner needs and learning gain.

Programmes funded through the ILN Refugee English Fund must be delivered fees-free and lead to a recognised ESOL qualification at level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

Tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and programmes must comply with ILN Refugee English funding conditions, as well as Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding conditions.