Every year we help over 250 people in the Nelson/Tasman region to live up to their potential.
Our life-changing education helps them with the literacy, numeracy and digital skills they need for life and work.
Come join us to learn new skills. Find a new job. Gain qualifications to move on to further study. All without costing you a cent!
Adult Learning Support has merged into our parent body, Literacy Aotearoa. We are now part of a national organisation and will operate as Literacy Aotearoa here in the Nelson/Tasman region.
Our name and structure might be changing, but everything else will remain the same. Individually tailored education? Free to learners? Focussed on our community’s needs?
We're closed from 14 December and reopen on Monday 14 January.
We wish you all a happy end of year break and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Courses to help you take the next step
Each year we run a range of courses in the Nelson/Tasman region. If you can't find something that suits you, get in touch and we can create something just for you.
Parenting and Life Skills
Calling all new mums who want to be better parents! Career goal setting. Cooking. Budgeting. Playtime. Make new mates and do the best for your little one.
Set goals and identify your skills. Cover letters. CVs. Interviews. We'll do all that - and put the spring back into your job search.
Take the mystery out of technology and make it work for you. Start from the start, and learn what you need for home and work. It’s never too late to learn.
This literacy class is designed just for Māori learners, with a mix of English and Te Reo Māori. Every class finishes with some kai, so come join the whānau!
Giving young men the chance to set a fresh direction for their lives. Adventure meets goal setting and life skills. Get outdoors and work towards something exciting.
Working with Dyslexia
If you’re dyslexic, it’s time to work to your strengths. Get on top of your paperwork. Be inspired and get a support crew behind you.
Learner Driver Licence
Stop waiting for the bus. Quit hitching a lift. No more walking in the rain. Come learn the Road Code with us so you can pass the Learn Driver Theory Test. Let's get you out driving!
Feel good with fun, hands-on cooking and eating. Impress your friends and family in no time, and feel better through healthier, cheaper food.
Work Fit for Migrants and Former Refugees
English language skills are crucial to enable new migrants and former refugees to settle well in our region. English language means freedom, and we help them get there.
Boosting Workplace Productivity and Engagement
New Zealand has one of the lowest productivity rates in the world, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Our range of programmes boost productivity and engagement in today’s ever-changing landscape.
Computers, smartphones and social media have changed the way we work forever. Many businesses are struggling to keep up. But you can make the most of technology, through one of our digital technology programmes.
Successful businesses are continually improving - and that requires confident and skilled staff. Our TEC-funded Quality Improvement programmes boost productivity and engagement by lifting the core skills of your workforce.
Most apprentices want to avoid paperwork, but it’s the reality of the job. Apprentices - we can help you finish your bookwork faster, so you can get back on the job.
English is the working language for most New Zealanders. For new migrants, English language skills open the door to a long-lasting career, and allow them to contribute their skills to your organisation.
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