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1 Oct 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) runs an adult literacy Distance Learning Service. The Service includes a Freephone tutor support line, the www.writeon.ie website and supports around 300 distance learners per year.NALA is currently expanding its panel by...
1 Oct 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is recruiting a Plain English Editor. This is a 12-month position on a fixed-term contract.The primary function of the editor will be to edit documents using plain English guidelines and to provide plain English training to clients as needed. The editor...
1 Oct 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) works closely with a range of organisations to help them implement strategies that will improve the literacy, numeracy and digital skills of adults. Our work in this area involves integrating literacy and numeracy development into vocational courses and...
1 Oct 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency is an innovative independent expert body committed to ensuring that people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs. The Agency plays a key role in the Further Education...
6 Sep 2018

Gerard Maher from Tipperary says returning to education gave him confidence and independence.

A public information campaign that helps people who have difficulty with reading, writing, maths or technology, was launched today. Friday 7 SeptemberCampaign launched to encourage people to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skillsA public information campaign that helps people who have...
3 Sep 2018

Brian O'Donnell from Kilkenny talks about how returning to education helped him

Take the first step is Ireland's campaign to support people who have difficulty with reading, writing, maths or technology to get the help they need.Taking the first steps on any difficult journey requires courage and commitment – and for those who have difficulties with reading, writing, maths or...
20 Aug 2018
Pictured at the launch of the awards are Inez Bailey, NALA CEO, Declan Black, Managing Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran and Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times
Have you ever received an email or a letter from an organisation that left you confused? Maybe you’ve tried to cancel your mobile phone, TV or broadband contract but simply couldn’t understand the terms and conditions? Or perhaps you were out for a hike and read a sign about an occupiers’ liability...
18 Jul 2018
NALA wishes to undertake a market sounding exercise to ascertain the nature and capabilities of existing and potential elearning platform providers and trends in elearning. It is envisaged that feedback gained from this exercise will feed into the development of a procurement strategy, and may lead...
15 Jun 2018
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from interested researchers to carry out research on family literacy activity in Ireland.Deadline extended! New closing date for receipt of tender is: 2pm on Friday 6 July 2018Work to commence: July 2018Return tender to:...
29 May 2018
Numeracy is about more than numbers — it’s about developing the critical thinking skills we all need for everyday life and work. World-renowned maths expert Professor Merrilyn Goos says that improving our numeracy skills isn’t simply about numbers, it’s about developing the everyday problem-solving...

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