HALC Community Courses

HALC runs on-site community courses at Hagley College. These include:

*New* Literacy Pathways course. Full-time (20 hours per week). Learners work towards NCEA Level 1 credits, learner driver licence and improving computer skills, while developing literacy and numeracy skills.

ESOL literacy classes from beginner to intermediate level for both residents and non-permanent residents. These classes are FREE for permanent residents. There is a small charge for non-permanent residents. The focus on the classes is everyday English for living in New Zealand.

First Steps to Literacy and Numeracy course for adults with intellectual impairments.

Adult Community Education courses including:

  • Refugee women’s cooking
  • Refugee women’s sewing
  • ESOL computing
  • ESOL and Pasifika driver licence

HALC offers literacy pathways courses in various Christchurch communities, including:

  • Upper Riccarton
  • Shirley
  • Aranui/Linwood
  • Rowley
  • St Albans
  • North City – ESOL
  • Wigram – ESOL

The courses are for approximately 8 hours a week throughout the year (during term time). The Literacy Pathways course allow learners to learn at their own pace and level, based on individual goals and needs. The classes are small – up to 12 learners per course. The tutors are friendly and supportive and are experienced in developing programmes which recognise individual learning styles.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.