Functional Literacy       

Functional literacy is the ability to use practical skills to read, write and communicate and be able to function and engage effectively in our community, such as

  • understanding signs
  • reading newspaper headlines
  • reading labels on medicine bottles
  • making a shopping list
  • filling in forms
  • applying for a job or volunteer position
  • practicing communication skills

 

In Valley College, the learners access one specific session of Functional Literacy each week with teaching and learning of skills blended across the whole college curriculum. The focused outcomes are based on the adult literacy curriculum.

Functional Literacy