Adult 'Literacy' levels
The Department has commissioned a number of research projects to inform on the 'Literacy' levels amongst the adult population of Northern Ireland. 'Literacy' in this context refers to literacy and numeracy skill levels
- International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)
- International Survey of Adult Skills (ISAS)
- Summary article on Literacy & Numeracy skills in Northern Ireland over time
Essential Skills student survey
This Research Report has been produced by DEL's Analytical Services Group using data collected in the Essential Skills Student Survey. It was completed by Essential Skills students within all providers of Essential Skills in Northern Ireland.
Essential Skills tutor needs questionnaire
This Research Report has been produced by DEL’s Analytical Services Group using data collected in the Essential Skills Tutor Needs Questionnaire. It was completed by Essential Skills tutors within all providers of Essential Skills in Northern Ireland, both those in employment and unemployment.
Essential Skills module omnibus survey
The Omnibus Survey is carried out on a regular basis and is designed to provide a snapshot of the lifestyle and views of the people of Northern Ireland.