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 Basic Education
We offer a full range of Saskatchewan secondary courses through the Adult Basic Education 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 12 and Early Childhood Education Level 1 certificate
Are you an Adult 12 student interested in pursuing a career as an early learning educator? Are you thinking about it but want to be sure first? The Adult 12 and Early Childhood Education Level 1 certificate dual credit stream allows you to earn ECE courses and get experience working in an early childhood setting even as you are enrolled in, and earning credits for, your Adult 12. If you proceed to a diploma program, you will have saved money and time and will have practical job experience.
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.
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.
2021-22 winter registration information can be found at Adult 12 Evening Courses.
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. 2021-22 winter registration dates can be found at GED Preparation.
Each campus has four daytime intakes per year. In addition, highly popular 30 level secondary courses are delivered in the evening.
Daytime: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:20 – 2:50 pm
Quad 1: Sept 1 - Oct 28, 2021 (Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2021)
- Orientation - August 26, 2021
Quad 2: Nov 2, 2021 - Jan 14, 2022 (Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2021)
- Orientation - October 26, 2021
Quad 3: Jan 19 - Mar 22, 2022 (Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2021)
- Orientation - January 11, 2022
Quad 4: Mar 28 - May 31, 2022 (Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2022)
- Orientation - March 22, 2022
Evening: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sept 15 – Dec 15, 2021
Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021
Jan 10- Apr 13, 2022
Jan 11 – Apr 14, 2022
Apr 25 – June 23, 2022
GED Prep courses Mon & Wed; 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sept 13 - Oct 25, 2021
Jan 10 - Feb 17, 2022
Apr 25 - June 6, 2022
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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If your question is not answered in the video, please sign up for one of the Q&A session held weekly by our Intake Adivsors who can assist you with your questions and online application. For dates and sign-up information, see the events calendar on the right side of this page (or scroll down on a mobile device).
We have resumed in person information sessions. Stop by to meet the intake and PTA advisors, to get your questions answered and to register.
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Moose Jaw campus
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For further information, contact Literacy and Adult Education at your local campus: