Who are we?

We are SOLAS – the Further Education and Training Authority. The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has tasked us with the development of a 10-Year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy for Ireland and we would like to hear your views.

Who this consultation is for?

This consultation is for anybody with an interest in improving literacy, numeracy and digital literacy for adults.

We want to hear your views on:

  • What you think are the challenges and opportunities for Ireland in relation to adult literacy, numeracy and digital literacy.

  • How you think we can create an environment where all adults in Ireland have the necessary literacy, numeracy and digital literacy to fully take part in society.

There are different options for sharing your views with us.

You can choose to complete a short or a long questionnaire or you can email us a written submission to ALND@solas.ie.

Closing date for submissions:

This consultation will close at 6pm, 31.12.2020. Submissions received after this deadline may not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at ALND@solas.ie.

We have produced a Consultation Paper, which includes detailed information on the background to this consultation process. You can access the Consultation Paper and both the short and long online questionnaires below.

Download Word version of short questionnaire here and email your completed questionnaire to ALND@solas.ie.

Download Word version of long questionnaire here and email your completed questionnaire to ALND@solas.ie.

Data protection and freedom of information

We do not ask for personal information as part of submissions. If you are making a submission on behalf of an organisation you will be asked to enter the organisation’s name. We do not ask individuals to provide their name.

Submissions will be subject to The Freedom of Information Act 2014. This means a person can ask to see submissions. We will be publishing all submissions received as part of this consultation. You can get information on Freedom of Information by clicking here.