Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education 2023-2024


What is ABE?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of services, credit, and non-credit programs designed to help adult learners achieve their goals. These goals may include:

  1. increasing education and/or certification levels;
  2. gaining prerequisites for further training or employment;
  3. enhancing life skills, independence and self-sufficiency; or
  4. learning skills in specific areas (such as technological literacy, communication skills, or portfolio development).

Any student wishing to apply for any Basic Education program must first complete the intake testing. The test covers Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving and Math. It takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete. Upon completion of the test, you will be referred to the Basic Education Coordinator.

Information About CAAT (Canadian Adult Achievement Test):

Testing Dates for Meadow Lake Campus

Call 306-234-5100 to register

Please note: max 8 students per testing period. 

Students MUST pre-book their CAAT testing. Students who do not pre-book will be asked to wait until the next available booking date.

Please call: 306-234-5108 to book your 9:00 am test.


Code Name
  • Information and Assessment Session Dates

    Max people per test session: 8 in Meadow Lake.  

    Students must pre-book a seat for CAAT testing.

    NOTE: Please contact the Meadow Lake Campus to confirm dates and times for the following locations:

    Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation

    Big River First Nation  

    Pelican Lake First Nation 

    Witchekan Lake First Nation 

  • Adult 10

    Level three courses (Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics and Science) are designed for people who want to build on their knowledge and skills. Learners who complete Level Three successfully go on to further education, training, or employment opportunities.

  • Adult 12

    Adult 12 students are required to complete seven 30-level credits including:  English (2 credits), Math (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), and Electives (2 credits). Students may be eligible to receive a Prior Learning Credit as one of their electives if they have 20 weeks of full-time work experience or have completed a course that is equal in weight and rigor as a 30-level course.


  • Level 2 Pathways

    Level 2 programs can be focused on academics or employment readiness. They are designed to develop skills, attitudes and abilities to help students gain prerequisites for further training or employment. They focus on enhancing skills such as technological literacy, communication skills, portfolio development and life skills. 

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