INTENSIVE LITERACY & NUMERACY - Learning to learn again

Literacy for Adults of All Ages

“Learning to learn again” is a cornerstone of Regent Training Centre’s Literacy and Numeracy Programme. Having good levels of reading, writing, speaking and math’s is essential in the 21st century, however, not everyone has had the opportunity in the past to learn effectively and in their own way.


Based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of holistic health, Poutama Ako is the “stairway to knowledge”. The content of the programme is learner directed to ensure that the needs of each individual are being met and in their own time.


Learners will develop their capabilities in literacy and numeracy while learning about healthy living and effective communication styles. Skills for employment are also taught and you may be eligible upon completion of this programme to staircase onto our Training for Work or one of our Youth Guarantee programmes.


For many people the stigma of having lower levels of literacy and numeracy is embarrassing and can lead to low self confidence in all areas of their life. However, please don’t let that lack of confidence stop you, or someone you know, from getting the support needed. Our programme is free to those eligible and you can start at any time, please just contact us.


“Regent Training is different to school because you are encouraged to learn and to achieve rather than you become more confident and motivated” (Joshua)


ZERO fees

From 5 weeks, part time options available and course length can be extended based upon the needs of the individual learner.

New Lynn (Auckland), Whangarei, Kerikeri

Free or subsidised transport may be available

Start date:
Any day throughout the year.


Entry criteria:
Open to students aged 16 and over (or 15 with a Ministry of Education Exemption), NZ citizen or Permanent Resident, learner must have less than 80 credits on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), or if the learner has more than 80 credits on the NZQF, the learner has less than 12 credits in literacy and/or numeracy unit standards/achievement standards*. All learners will be assessed on the Tertiary Education Commission Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool prior to enrollment.


Course content:
The true benefits of Poutama Ako – Intensive Literacy and Numeracy at Regent Training Centre – will probably not be fully realised by learners and their whanau until they are immersed into our whanau at RTC and set their own goals and aims, or have progressed through and gone on to exciting new futures.  


The rewards for completing such a programme extend far beyond just English and Math. There are improvements in health, happiness and confidence that filter into all areas of life for the engaged learner. Motivation is gained which leads to learners seeing their own potential and the limitless opportunities out there in life for them to grasp and take hold of.  Context for learning can range from driver licencing, to health, to fitness, to budgeting or digital.  We will work with you to determine your individual needs.


With Regent Training Centre, now everyone can learn.

*There are other ways students can be eligible for this programme, please contact us for information.