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Learn at Your Own Pace

Funded through the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning (NSSAL), the Yarmouth County Learning Network offers ALP Levels 1-2 programs FREE of charge to all interested adult learners. Learners can enter into programs of study at any time throughout the school year and work at their own pace. We offer small class sizes and/or individual instruction. All adult learners are assessed to determine placement in the program that is right for them. All instructors are qualified to follow the course material and outcomes prescribed by the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning (NSSAL).

Those who successfully complete ALP Levels 1 - 2 through the Yarmouth Learning Network and Levels 3 - 4 through the Nova Scotia Community College receive the Nova Scotia High School Diploma for Adults.


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Level One

This classroom program runs Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and is an introductory level course that concentrates on helping adult learners gain basic reading, writing and math skills.

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Level Two

This classroom program runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This course introduces adult learners to intermediate-level communication skills, social studies, science, human relations, workplace preparation, and computer skills. As well, the program continues to build math and language arts skills.

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GED Preparatory Program

The YCLN is pleased to provide GED prep courses, support, and testing assistance all free of charge. GED prep classes are available both during the day (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm) and evening (Monday to Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm).


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In-Home Family Literacy & Learning Program

The In-Home Family Literacy and Learning Program provides caregivers of pre-school aged children the opportunity to learn in the comfort of their own home. Our IHLLP team consists of an adult educator and an early childhood educator who work together to improve the literacy skills of families in our area.

Clients must:

  • Live in the Tri-County area

  • Be 18 years or older

  • Have a child under the age of 5

  • Have a goal that they wish to work towards

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The Orton-Gillingham Program

The Orton-Gillingham program is designed to assist those with dyslexia or other reading challenges. Using multi-sensory techniques, our OG certified instructor works one -on -one with a learner. Students gain a fuller understanding of reading and spelling rules, and they improve their reading skills and gain confidence.

Learners do not have to have an official diagnosis of dyslexia or another reading challenge in order to participate in this program. If you, or someone you know, struggle with reading, the OG program is designed to help!


Our programs are designed to serve Nova Scotian adults who want to: improve their essential skills which include reading, math, computer, and other important academic and workplace skills; work towards a high school diploma or equivalency; and/or upgrade their high school credits to qualify for post-secondary education.
For programs offered at Community Learning Organizations and to write the GED, NSSAL learners must be:

  1. a Nova Scotia resident;

  2. a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident or refugee/protected persons;

  3. 18 years of age or older;

  4. currently not in school; and 

  5. sufficiently proficient in speaking and listening in the language of instruction to benefit fully from NSSAL programs.*


* This eligibility requirement does not apply to a Deaf learner.

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