Literacy & Numeracy

Course overview

These are basic bite size courses so that adults can improve their spelling, grammar, reading and writing for everyday life – topics covered include using punctuation correctly, reading texts such as online newspapers and formal letters, speaking and listening during meetings and interviews.

These are basic maths courses covering everyday tasks such as measuring, handling money and budgeting, for example, shopping or household bills, weights and measures for cookery or DIY.

You also have the option of complete the essential skills in communication and/or numeracy at a suitable level.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

When you join you will have a discussion with your Adult Learning in the Community (ALC) tutor to decide which subjects are most appropriate for you.  You will also complete an initial assessment so that you are working on a qualification at the correct level.

Career Prospects

You can progress to higher levels in essential skills, GCSEs or on to a vocational course suitable for employment.


This will depend on the qualification taken:

Agored Cymru units can be assessed through coursework, oral questions and answers, role play/simulation or written tests.

Essential Skills Wales qualifications in Application of Number, Communication or Digital Literacy are assessed through controlled assessments.

Literacy and Numeracy courses

In the tables below you will find the Days, Times and Venues for all our Literacy and Numeracy courses across Neath Port Talbot and Powys. If you require any information about our courses please call: 03308 188100


Literacy and Numeracy
CourseVenueDate and Time
NumeracyNeath CollegeTuesday 9:30 – 12:00
LiteracyNeath CollegeTuesday 13:00 – 15:30
LiteracyNeath CollegeWednesday 9:30 – 12:00
NumeracyNeath CollegeWednesday 13:00 – 15:30
NumeracyNeath CollegeThursday 9:30 – 12:00
LiteracyNeath College Thursday 13:00 – 15:30
Literacy & NumeracyBevan Avenue Sandfields, Port TalbotTuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Literacy & NumeracyBevan Avenue Sandfields, Port TalbotTuesday 18:00 – 20:00
LiteracyDOVE BanwenTuesday 9:30 – 12:30
NumeracyDOVE BanwenThursday 9:30 – 12:30
Literacy & NumeracyYMCA Neath Friday 9:30 – 12:30
Literacy & NumeracyPontardawe CollegeMonday 9:30 – 12:00
NumeracyPontardawe CollegeMonday 12:30 – 15:00
LiteracyPontardawe CollegeWednesday 9:30 – 12:00
LiteracyPontardawe CollegeThursday 12:30 – 15:00
Literacy & NumeracyGTC Glynneath Thursday 13:00 – 15:30


Literacy and Numeracy
CourseVenueDate and Time
Literacy & Numeracy, Skills for EmploymentBrecon Beacons CollegeMonday 10:00 – 12:00
Literacy & Numeracy Skills for the WorkplaceBrecon Beacons CollegeMonday 13:00 – 15:30
Literacy & NumeracyBrecon Beacons CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:00
Literacy & NumeracyYsgol Golwg Y CwmMonday 10:00 – 12:00

Course Providers

  • NPTC Group of Colleges

    • Bevan Avenue Sandfields, Port Talbot
    • DOVE Banwen
    • YMCA Neath
    • GTC Glynneath
    • Ysgol Golwg Y Cwm
    • Brecon Beacons College
    • Pontardawe College
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