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

Neath Port Talbot

Literacy and Numeracy

Course Venue Date and Time
Numeracy Neath College Tuesday 9:30 – 12:00
Literacy Neath College Tuesday 13:00 – 15:30
Literacy Neath College Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00
Numeracy Neath College Wednesday 13:00 – 15:30
Numeracy Neath College Thursday 9:30 – 12:00
Literacy Neath College  Thursday 13:00 – 15:30
Literacy & Numeracy Bevan Avenue Sandfields, Port Talbot Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Literacy & Numeracy Bevan Avenue Sandfields, Port Talbot Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00
Literacy DOVE Banwen Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30
Numeracy DOVE Banwen Thursday 9:30 – 12:30
Literacy & Numeracy YMCA Neath  Friday 9:30 – 12:30
Literacy & Numeracy Pontardawe College Monday 9:30 – 12:00
Numeracy Pontardawe College Monday 12:30 – 15:00
Literacy Pontardawe College Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00
Literacy Pontardawe College Thursday 12:30 – 15:00
Literacy & Numeracy GTC Glynneath  Thursday 13:00 – 15:30


Literacy and Numeracy

Course Venue Date and Time
Literacy & Numeracy, Skills for Employment Brecon Beacons College Monday 10:00 – 12:00
Literacy & Numeracy Skills for the Workplace Brecon Beacons College Monday 13:00 – 15:30
Literacy & Numeracy Brecon Beacons College Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00
Literacy & Numeracy Ysgol Golwg Y Cwm Monday 10:00 – 12:00