Good news…! It’s taken longer than we expected, but following the release of the new standards for Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education the other day, NZQA has now granted our course approval.
This means that we can now start on the course development work for the latest update to the most popular qualification for literacy and numeracy professional development.
This will include new content for the online version of our training on Pathways Awarua.
Please note the name change
- From: National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) or NCALNE (Voc).
- To: New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) or NZCALNE (Voc).
Also, the current version of the qualification – the NCALNE (Voc) – is still fit for purpose for the next two years. By this, I mean that it’s still fine for providers to deliver training and assess against the existing qualification and standards for the next two years.
By this, I mean that it’s still fine for providers to deliver training and assess against the existing qualification and standards for the next two years. After this time, the existing qualification (like the version before it), will be deleted, and providers will no longer be able to award it.
If you already hold the existing version of the qualification or an older one, you will still meet the TEC compliance requirements. You won’t need to do it again.
However, we are creating new knowledge in the sector all the time. It’s up to you to stay current with what’s happening in the sector.
The design of our new programme will reflect the latest thinking and research. Even if you’ve already finished the NCALNE (Voc), you may want to have a look at the content modules to make sure that you are current.
As they are now for the NCALNE (Voc), the content modules for the NZCALNE (Voc) will be freely available on Pathways Awarua. TEC funding and the top-up fees for participants won’t kick in until you official enrol and complete the first couple of assessments.
Lots of things are not changing:
- 40 credits
- Level 5
- Required TEC compliance for SAC 1 and 2 as well as WPL and ILN funded training.
- Online via www.PathwaysAwarua.com.
There are a few subtle differences, though, and I’ll post a breakdown of how we’re going to structure the new version of the course programme shortly.
If you’re in the middle of the current version of the qualification, your best course of action is to continue with it and complete it before the end of the year.
More to follow soon. Any questions, please let me know in the comments.