Workplace Literacy refers to the individual’s ability to speak, listen, read and write in the course of work (using English as the main language of communication). This is a basic requirement of an effective worker and these skill sets are different from technical competencies. The four learning areas for the Workplace Literacy (WPL) modules are – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
The Workplace Literacy (Conversational) programme is a new course added to the popular Workplace Literacy Series. This programme consists of three modules – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Consisting of 45 hours per module, this programme focuses on Speaking skills, with coverage on Reading and Listening skills, using English as the main language of communication.
The Workplace Literacy (Writing) consisting of 45 hours per module, this programme focuses on Writing skills, with coverage on Reading skills, using English as the main language of communication.
Workplace Numeracy refers to the ability of the individual to manage a situation or solve a problem in a real-life context, such as everyday life, the workplace and in public situation using mathematics. The learning areas for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) modules include: Use basic and fundamental mathematics skills to identify, locate, act upon, interpret or communicate a problem, provide information about mathematical ideas including quantity and number, dimension and shape, pattern and relationship and changes, represent information about mathematical ideas using objects, pictures, numbers, symbols, diagrams, maps, graphs, tables and text.