Adult learning program (ALP)


The ALP is an outcomes-based education program for adult Nova Scotians who do not have a high school diploma. It is delivered in both English and French. It has been designed to help adults develop a variety of essential skills needed to learn, live, and work in their communities. Adults enrolled in the program will be able to work toward a number of personal goals, which may include the following:

  • improving literacy, math, problem-solving, critical-thinking, and teamwork skills
  • acquiring the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults
  • preparing to write the GED test to further employment opportunities
  • entering the workforce
  • preparing to enter a post-secondary institution.

To learn more click on the following links:

Adult learning program curriculum

Consists of curriculum used for the four levels.

Overview of program levels

Overview of the four program levels.

Adult learning program guide

This guide give an overview of the program including description of the adult high school diploma and sample of the transcript.

Various reports on adult learning

Includes information on statistics of the adult learning program from 2005-2006.

Other Resource material

Some useful material that might be helpful.


Adult Learning Program Locally Developed Resources



For more information click link Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program.


Other Useful Documents

Enhancing program quality--standards for community-based adult literacy programs - 1999

Employment Rights : Labour and Workforce Development

NSCC Link CCA Web Presentation

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