Literacy and Adult Education

Literacy and Adult Education

Academic Upgrading / Adult Basic Education

Did you leave high school before graduating? Do you wish you were qualified for more jobs, or had the pre-requisites needed for further training? Academic upgrading may be a good choice.

Education opens doors—to better jobs, better pay, more career choices. If gaps in your education are holding you back, consider enrolling in our secondary adult education and employment readiness programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. We can help you unlock those doors and build a brighter future.

Adult Basic Education and Literacy programs

Sask Polytechnic’s Literacy and Adult Education department offers multiple pathways to support your journey.

Adult 12

We offer a full range of Saskatchewan secondary courses through the Adult 12 program, allowing students to obtain a full Grade 12 standing or attend only those courses they need as pre-requisites for entrance into Sask Polytechnic’s post-secondary programs and into other post-secondary institutions.  

Adult 10

We also offer an Adult 10 Certificate which meets entrance requirements for select Sask Polytechnic’s Applied Certificates and GED preparation courses to prepare for entry level positions in the labour market.


Our Literacy program focuses on daily living literacy and essential skills and builds skills to a level that allows for entrance in Adult 10 or entry-level employment. 

Employment Readiness

Rounding out the offerings are a number of employment readiness programs which focus on development of the essential, foundational and employability skills needed for successful employment in today’s labour force.

Evening Programming

Registration for Adult 12 evening spring courses opens March 22.

GED® Preparation

GED® Preparation is a non-credit course which helps you prepare for the GED® tests. The course will help refresh your skills, familiarize you with the test format, and build your confidence in taking timed tests. Registration for the GED Preparation course opens March 22.

Program Essentials

Our programs are offered at Sask Polytechnic Campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. All programs are currently being delivered online.

Each campus has four daytime intakes per year. In addition, highly popular 30 level secondary courses are delivered in the evening.

Daytime: All programs

September 1, 2020
November 3, 2020
January 19, 2021
March 25, 2021

Evening: High demand secondary courses

September 14, 2020
February 1, 2021
April 26, 2021

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Enrollment to these government sponsored programs is free of charge for eligible students.

Full-time students may also qualifyfor assistance through the Provincial Training Allowance. More information can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.



To apply for any of our programs you must be a Saskatchewan resident, and be 19 years of age and older or 18 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

Becoming a student

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(For day programming only)

Contact us 

For further information, contact Literacy and Adult Education at your local campus:

306-775-7463 (evening program recorded message)