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FESS has put together a selection of resources that you may find useful in integrating literacy and numeracy across your programmes at all levels. The first section are externally sourced resources and the second section area resource lists developed by practitioners working in the FET environment.



The RMIT University (Austalia) Language, Literacy & Numeracy in VET resources link to their professional development handbook which demonstrates a number of different strategies to assist teachers to focus more on the language, literacy and numeracy of their courses. The activities demonstrated within it will help students develop language and literacy strategies such as speaking, reading and study skills that will carry them into further learning in educational settings or workplaces.

NALAIntegratingLiteracy This is an updated version of the guide first published by NALA in 2002.
It is intended as a resource for managers and staff in further education and training centres.
Guideline 8 in the guide is particularly intended for teachers on vocational and academic courses for adults and young people.
DESLiteracy The Department of Education and Skills has published the national strategy to improve literacy and numeracy among children and young people 2011 - 2020; Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life
Axis Education

Axis Education is the UK's leading independent provider of innovative publications for adult learners. 
Axis Education’s new Skillbuilders resources have been tailor-made for Irish adult education and specifically the JCSP.
The books use Irish workplaces – a Galway hotel, a Cork supermarket and a Dublin factory, to teach English and maths in real-life contexts. 

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NWT Home Math - Everyday Math Skills 2009
Money Math - Everyday Math Skills 2009
Kitchen Math - Everyday Math Skills 2009
FESSLogoJuly2015 In Autumn 2015 FESS engaged the services of experienced teachers and tutors to develop suggested resource lists for a range of programme modules leading to QQI components at levels 2, 3, 5 and 6. These lists may be of interest to teachers teaching a programme module for the first time or teachers looking for new ideas. You can access these resource lists here
Educoot Educoot is a one-stop service for creating educational content for Adult Education and Training Services, Primary School Publishers and Primary Schools. Resources and educational materials can be tailor-made to suit schools, organisations, companies or centres. Educoot specialise in creating tailor-made materials for pupils, students, tutors, teachers or staff members. There are a number of free resources listed on the site, as well as information about resources that can be purchased from Educoot. 


 Resource Lists:

 Theme  Resources
 Integrating and Supporting Literacy in FET  Integrating and Supporting Literacy in FET Resource List
 Integrating Literacy and Numeracy across Programme areas and Levels   Integrating Literacy and Numeracy across Programme areas and Levels Resource List
Sourcing, Adapting and Preparing Reading Materials for Adult Learners Coming Soon
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics for Adult Literacy Tutors Coming Soon
 Supporting Academic Writing in FET  Supporting Academic Writing in FET Resource List
 Supporting Academic Writing in FET  Supporting Academic Writing in FET Resource List
 Supporting Academic Writing in FET  Supporting Academic Writing in FET handbook template - coming soon