Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education 2023-2024


What is ABE?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of services, credit, and non-credit programs designed to help adult learners achieve their goals. These goals may include:

  1. increasing education and/or certification levels;
  2. gaining prerequisites for further training or employment;
  3. enhancing life skills, independence and self-sufficiency; or
  4. learning skills in specific areas (such as technological literacy, communication skills, or portfolio development).

Continuous Intake

  • Any student wishing to apply for Basic Education programming can stop by the Battlefords Campus to fill-out an application form and the authorization to access transcript.
  • Once the application process is complete, a meeting with a Student Services Associate and the Basic Education Program Coordinator will be arranged to conduct a readiness and intake interview.
  • After the readiness and intake interview process, the Basic Education Program Coordinator will place the student in the appropriate program.

Locations and Dates:

Location Program

North Battleford Adult 12

Aug. 28/23 - May 24/24
North Battleford

Adult 12 Night Classes (Chemistry 30 & Foundations of Math 30)

Sep. 7/23 - Jun. 20/24
North Battleford Adult 10

Aug. 28/23 - May 24/24
North Battleford Level 2 Pathways

Sep. 5/23 - May 10/24
North Battleford Level 2 Pathways

Jan 15/24 - May 17/24



  • Literacy Benchmarks (Level 1 & 2)

    Levels 1 and 2 Literacy Benchmarks reflect the roles adult learners fill in their everyday lives-as family members, community members, and workers. The Benchmarks, therefore, are those general skills, abilities, and attitudes adults need to function in their world. The Circle of Learning is the physical representation of the Benchmarks.

  • Adult 10 (Level 3)

    Level three courses (Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics and Science) are designed for people who want to build on their knowledge and skills. Learners who complete Level Three successfully go on to further education, training, or employment opportunities.

  • Adult 12 (Level 4)

    Adult 12 students are required to complete seven 30-level credits including:  English (2 credits), Math (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), and Electives (2 credits). Students may be eligible to receive a Prior Learning Credit as one of their electives if they have 20 weeks of full-time work experience or have completed a course that is equal in weight and rigor as a 30-level course.


  • Essential Skills for the Workplace

    ESWP programs focus on providing learners with enhanced literacy and numeracy skills, as well as incorporating employment information and readiness (including work placements) into programs. The programs will assist participants to enter the workforce.

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