In order to assist with literacy development to aid in the full utilisation of the Basic Trades for Small Island States, COL, working with the Oloamanu Centre of the National University of Samoa and with the support of PATVET, developed a course on basic vocational literacy and numeracy for basic trades. Educators from six Pacific Island nations were involved in the course writing.
The course consists of the following five modules: 1. Building vocabulary 2. Listening and speaking 3. Reading and understanding 4. Writing in the basic trades 5. Numeracy
Each module contains a student workbook and a tutor guide. A guide for managers is also made available, along with audio content to support learning. The audio content was produced by the Communications Team at the National University of Samoa.