Adult learning programs
The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) offers a variety of free educational programs for adults across the province.
These programs can help you increase your reading, computer or math skills or prepare for a new career. You can also take classes to obtain your Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults or prepare for your General Education Development (GED) tests.
Adult learning programs are offered tuition-free for eligible adults. You’re eligible if you:
- are 19 years of age or older
- have been out of public school for one full year or longer
- don’t already have a high school diploma recognized by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- are a Nova Scotia resident
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status
A variety of programs are offered in English and French for adults with different educational levels and needs.
To find out which program is right for you, please contact our Adult Education Coordinators (PDF) near you.
Adult Learning Program Level 1 and 2
For adults who need to develop a wide variety of reading, writing, math and basic science skills.
Adult Learning Program Level 3
For adults who need to improve their academic skills before entering Level 4. Many students use this program to prepare for the GED tests.
Adult Learning Program Level 4
Includes several separate courses that you can use toward a Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults.
Public School Program for Adults
Some school boards across the province offer grade 11 and 12 courses through adult high schools. You can take these classes to earn a Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults.
General Education Development (GED) prep courses
Courses to prepare for the GED tests are available at some community learning organizations (PDF).
Adult learning programs are offered through our partner organizations around the province. Program availability may vary between regions and providers.
To find a program near you, please view the lists of community learning organizations and adult high schools.
Adult Learning Program Level 4 is offered in English through Nova Scotia Community College and in French through Université Sainte-Anne.
For more information or how to register for courses, call toll-free 1-877-466-7725.
Or contact your local:
Call for information on how to register for courses
- Adult Education Coordinator (PDF 65 KB)
- Community learning organizations (PDF 34 KB)
- Adult high schools (PDF 25 KB)