We’re in the middle of a transition from the existing NCALNE (Voc) to the newer version of this qualification – the NZCALNE (Voc). Most qualifications are now in the process of shifting from the old “National” qualifications to the current “New Zealand” quals.
It’s a bit of a messy transition as we’re all caught in the middle. We really like the new unit standards so we want to switch everyone to the newest version as fast as possible. This means that we’re writing the new content as we go.
If you have the old assessment 1 and you want to see the new one, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the new assessment 1 template.
If this is confusing, please email as well or ring Graeme on 0800-ALEC-1-2. There will be some teething problems to make the shift, but we’d rather roll out the new qualification now rather than later. It’s much better.
New course structure
The new course structure is similar to the old with a few changes to make it more streamlined. There’s a short explanation below and a longer one here.
You are welcome to stick with the old assessment 1 if you’ve already made a start. But if you haven’t, here is what you need to know below.
New content for assessment 1 is complete but it hasn’t made its way onto Pathways Awarua just yet. But it is on Graeme’s blog now.
The new assessment 1 no longer requires you to write a report and there are only three parts. There’s still work to do, but it’s a lot easy to focus on just the three content areas of definitions, frameworks, and factors.
Down below are the links you need for all of the new content for Assessment 1 including:
What do we mean? Definitions for literacy and numeracy
What’s under the hood? Frameworks we use in adult literacy and numeracy
Why do we have this problem? Factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy.
Follow the links below for definitions and explanations
The existing NCALNE (Voc) qualification is fit for purpose for a while yet. However, the new version is on the framework. We’ve finished working on the new assessment standards. but they won’t be available until later this year.
In the meantime, it’s time to start thinking about what the redesign of our course will look like. We’ve already got a bunch of ideas, but there are few things we really need some feedback on.
Please have a read below and vote. This is a great chance to participate in a crowd-sourced design process for this new qualification.
If you have already voted on these from one of my other posts, don’t worry the site won’t let you vote again. So just have a go, and you’ll be reminded if you’ve already voted for a particular thing.
Also, if you have other ideas for content or assessment design, please let me know in the comments or by emailing email@example.com
We have some flexibility around how we structure the new version of the NCALNE (Voc) qualification.
The new qualification, which will replace the old NCALNE over the next few years, is called the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational) – or NZCALNE (Voc) for short.
The new unit standards for the new NZCALNE aren’t on the framework yet, even though the qualification is.
I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to change in terms of how we’ve been delivering the course. Above is what I’m pondering at the moment.
Please vote if you want to be part of the process for influencing the design. And add comments as well if you have anything else to say about it.