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

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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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

2021-22 winter registration information can be found at Adult 12 Evening Courses.

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. 2021-22 winter registration dates can be found at GED Preparation.

Program Essentials

Our programs are offered at Sask Polytechnic Campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Adult 12 and Adult 10 are delivered online for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year and Employment Readiness and Literacy programs are delivered on campus.

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

Fall Semester
Mon/Wed Courses
Sept 15 – Dec 15, 2021
Tues/Thur Courses
Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021

Winter Semester
Mon/Wed Courses
Jan 10- Apr 13, 2022
Tues/Thur Courses
Jan 11 – Apr 14, 2022

Spring Semester
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

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

Prospective students are encouraged to watch a 28-minute video designed to answer any questions about Sask Polytech's Daytime online, blended and face-to-face programs.
Watch the video
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).

Information sessions

We have resumed in person information sessions. Stop by to meet the intake and PTA advisors, to get your questions answered and to register. 

Date: Every first and third Thursday
Time: 1 p.m.

Moose Jaw campus
Room 2.300
Enter by front doors near flagpole  

Regina campus
Check in with Commissionaire desk for directions

Date: Every second and fourth Thursday
Time: 1 p.m.

Davies building

Check in with Commissionaire desk for room location 

Contact us 

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

306-775-7463 (evening program recorded message)