I’m excited about the fact the the tertiary landscape for adult literacy and numeracy educator qualifications is about to change dramatically. I’ll have more details as we get closer to 2015, but look out for the following:
- The 40 credit level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational) or NZCALNE (Voc) will replace the NCALNE (Voc). This is likely to become a compulsory qualification and condition of funding for tutors delivering levels 1 and 2 training in SAC or Youth Guarantee funded training.
- The 80 credit level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Educator) or NZCALNE (Ed) will replace the NCALNE (Ed). This will become the specialist qualification for literacy and numeracy specialists.
- The 120 credit level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education or NZDipALNE will replace the NDipALNE (which no one is delivering anyway). This will become the qualification for people to have beyond either of the two level 5 NZCALNE quals and is focused on developing and recognising literacy and numeracy leadership including from within trades and vocational training.
What do you think…? Let me know in the comments.