Adult Literacy/Adult Numeracy (3792)

About this level

Level 2 will suit you if you have some basic numeracy and literacy skills. You want to increase these skills and gain a formal qualification which will help you take on more responsibility at work or move on to further study. Your centre will do an initial assessment to help find out if Level 1 or Level 2 is right for you.

There are two certificates available:

  • Certificate in Adult Literacy
  • Certificate in Adult Numeracy.

You'll take the Adult Literacy or Adult Numeracy national tests which are available on-demand (online or on paper).

Please note these tests are no longer available in Wales where these qualifications have been replaced by Essential Skills Wales.


National tests resource centre

The basic and key skills national tests are used to assess the following:

Level 1 and 2 Certificates in Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy (3792)
Level 1 and 2 Reading unit of ESOL Skills for Life (3692)
The test component of Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number and ICT (3638).

All tests at levels 1 and 2 are multiple choice, while the Key Skills tests at levels 3 and 4 are individually marked by an examiner. These tests were developed by the former Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) for use by all Basic and Key Skills awarding organisations.

Access the Entry 3 Adult Numeracy sample test
Access the Level 1 Application of Number and Numeracy sample test
Access the Level 1 Communication, Literacy and ESOL SfL Reading sample test
Access the Level 2 Application of Number and Numeracy sample test
Access the Level 2 Communication, Literacy and ESOL SfL Reading sample test.

Generic navigation tests are also available in the e-volve platform, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the testing interface.

Find out more about e-volve in our dedicated pages.

Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy  (3792-12)
Last registration date:31/08/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/1358/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:Data unavailable
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Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:30/09/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy  (3792-14)
Last registration date:31/08/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/1322/2
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:Data unavailable
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:30/09/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy  (3792-22)
Last registration date:31/08/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/1358/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:Data unavailable
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:30/09/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy  (3792-24)
Last registration date:31/08/2013
Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/1322/2
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:Data unavailable
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:30/09/2013

Information & documentation

For Centres

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Assessment Materials

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Centre Documents

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What's involved in delivering this course?

In order to offer the Certificates in Adult Literacy/Adult Numeracy, you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

While taking this qualification, you'll cover things like:

  • listening and responding to spoken language
  • writing to communicate
  • reading and obtaining information
  • using numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • generating, presenting and explaining results.

In a basic skills qualification you'll learn at your own pace, usually with a group. You'll usually prove your skills by writing down evidence or talking about your learning with your assessor.

For the Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy you'll take the adult numeracy and literacy national tests.

Which level is right for me?

Entry Level 1
Gives you basic knowledge and skills that you can apply to learning in everyday situations.

Levels 1 and 2
You have some basic numeracy and literacy skills. You want to increase these skills and gain a formal qualification which will help you take on more responsibility at work or move on to further study. Your centre will do an initial assessment to help find out which level is right for you.

Note: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that the Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Adult Literacy/Numeracy will not be extended beyond their next review date: 31 August 2012. As an alternative City & Guilds is offering the following qualifications:

Functional Skills (3748) or

New Maths and English qualifications

From Autumn 2012, we will be launching two new suites of Maths and English qualifications specifically for adult learners. These new qualifications are based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. They are currently awaiting Ofqual approval and it is intended they will be on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) - supporting our ambition to provide clear progression for learners.

Developing Mathematics and Developing English (3845)
Levels: Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
Estimated launch date: September 2012

 

Working Mathematics and Working English (3844)
Levels: Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
Estimated launch date: Autumn 2012 (Level 1 and 2), Early 2013 (Entry 3)

What careers can this lead to?

The Certificates in Adult Literacy/Adult Numeracy can help your job prospects in all industries.

After completing these qualifications you might move on to the Functional Skills qualifications.