Adult Literacy aims to enhance equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, while promoting flexible learning pathways including through career guidance and validation of acquired competences. Investment is primarily aimed at the unemployed, particularly the long-term unemployed, disadvantaged groups, those under-35’s and those formerly employed in declining sectors such as the construction sector, as well as adults in need of improved basic literacy, language and numeracy skills.
Adult Literacy allows people with reading and writing difficulties to gain access to literacy education. It provides a range of basic education programmes for adults which may include:
- Reading and writing
- Communication skills
- Applying numbers and tackling maths problems in everyday life
- Creative thinking and problem-solving
- Study skills