Sometimes people have trouble with their language, literacy (reading and writing), and numeracy skills in their training program. These skills are also sometimes called 'LLN', and problems may include not being able to read and/or write well enough to complete your study, not understanding enough English to communicate well, or not being able to do any maths that may be needed for your training or job.
In this section we have listed some links for some helpful online information for LLN support:
Reading Writing Hotline - this organisation has been around for many years, and their website has some great resources to improve reading and writing.
Adult Reading and Writing Apps - apps are small programs, such as games, for your smart phone or tablet. This site provides information about free or paid apps that support literacy. Some apps read text out loud for people who have trouble reading, and some apps help with taking notes.
Using Microsoft Word to translate text into another language - this link shows how you can use Word to translate documents into other languages.
It may be necessary to undertake a short course before or during your training to help build up your literacy, language and/or numeracy skills you need to be able to complete your qualification. The Reading Writing Hotline has a provider search page you can use to find an organisation in your area who can offer support for you to build these skills.
LLN issues are very common, and having trouble with these skills is nothing to be ashamed of. We have a range of strategies to assist learners who struggle with LLN including (but not limited to):
- individual tutoring
- assistance with writing
- reviewing drafts of your work and providing written or verbal feedback
- adapting tasks to allow for more practice
- flexible assessment methods.
If you are worried at all about anything to do with LLN please don't hesitate to contact your trainer, or the Australian Early Childhood College office on 02 4822 7109 to find out more about how our friendly and understanding staff can support you in your training.