National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Awareness Campaign 2018

KWETB’s Adult Basic Education Service South Wicklow area

2018’s National Adult Literacy Awareness Week will take place next week and there will be a launch of the SOLAS funded ‘Take the first step’ campaign at the official conference on International Literacy Day, 7th September in Dublin.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage people who have difficulties with reading, writing, maths or technology to ‘Take the first step‘ and return to learning.


KWETB’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) Service delivers a range of basic skills programmes to adult learners who want to improve their reading and writing, up-skill or re-skill for work, gain confidence and work towards a recognised certificate.  Courses are part-time and free of charge; they are available during the day and in the evening. Classes are small and supportive and students can work at their own pace to improve their skills for everyday life.


At this time of year lots of people are thinking about returning to learning and brushing up on their reading, writing and maths skills. Our courses are for adults who want to catch up on the skills they missed at school, parents who want to help children with their homework, workers who would like to go for promotion but don’t have the confidence to sit an exam and there are those who would simply like to be more confident sending emails and using new technology.

Here’s what some ABE students with KWETB had to say:

“I left school early not able to write my address but now I can e-mail my daughter a few lines in Australia”

“Improving my writing and spelling has given me confidence to take on other things”

“I don’t feel stupid anymore, everyone in my family did well at school except me, but now I have the chance to get my certification for learning”

More information from Mary or Geraldine, details as follows:

In Arklow at The Further Education and Training Centre, Fernhill Plaza, Wexford Road,

or Carnew at The Further Education and Training Centre, New Line, Aughrim Road,

Phone: 0402 23454/39681   Mobile: 087 917 6508/087 376 1381

Email: abearklow@kwetb.ie

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