Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills are now recognised as fundamental to improved workforce participation, productivity and social inclusion. Every workplace task involves reading, writing, speaking, listening and mathematical skills. Learners who have limitations in one or more of these core LLN skill areas, will have difficulty participating in training programs and in achieving necessary workplace skills.
The development of relevant LLN skills at the appropriate level should therefore be seen as an integral component of a trainer’s practice, as they need to ensure that LLN skill development occurs, to maximise all learners’ chances of a successful outcome against the training specification requirements. As such, it is important that LLN assessments are developed to assist trainers in identifying the key LLN skill development needs of their learners and the related support required.