Jun 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Calendar 
2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Adult Basic Education

Upgrade high school-level courses without paying any tuition. Subjects include English, Kwak’wala, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ayajuthem, First Peoples Studies, Math and Science. Classes are available online, and many have flexible meeting times during the day or evening. Individual support and self-paced learning plans are available to help you succeed and prepare to work in your chosen field.



Admission Requirements

  1. Submit an application to the Adult Basic Education program.  
  2. Submit any transcripts you may have.
  3. Meet with an educational advisor to discuss your upgrading goals. A skills assessment may be required and will be booked at this time.
  4. If you have a documented disability, please contact the Department of Accessible Learning Services for assistance with your assessment.

NOTE: Students wanting to take the Indigenous Language courses only, do not need to submit a transcript or do an assessment. 

Course Requirements

Once you have submitted transcripts and/or completed an assessment, NIC educational advisors will recommend courses from the following list which are best suited to your current skill level personal goals.

Fundamental level courses provide you with the reading, study skills, writing and math they need to move on to other courses or for personal satisfaction.

Intermediate level courses provide the skills to meet the requirements of some employers and some vocational programs.

Advanced level courses provide the skills to start some vocational or technical training.

Provincial level courses provide the skills for Grade 12 equivalency and the Adult Graduation Diploma.