Functional Literacy 


To develop basic principles of communication, functional reading and writing to enhance independence within adult life. 

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 two specific sessions of Functional Literacy each week with teaching and learning of skills blended across the whole college curriculum. 

Functional Literacy

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