COURSES AND PROGRAMMES
The courses offered at ALDEC include the following:
The National Literacy Programme
IGCSE and GCE ‘O’ level courses
‘A’ Level courses
With the exception of tailor-made courses, all programmes are organized on a part-time basis, on Saturdays and between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on weekdays.
IGCSE and ‘O’ Level courses
IGCSE courses offered include:
IGCSE Special Core English Language
IGCSE Core - English Language and Mathematics
IGCSE Extended - English Language and Mathematics
The following subjects are all offered at GCE Ordinary Level:
For ‘O’ Levels in Mathematics, English and French, and IGCSE in Mathematics and English, selection and placement are based on the proficiency test results prepared by ALDEC or results of S5 National Examinations.
The above does not apply for candidates wishing to follow the same course a second time (e.g. those aiming for better results).
The courses offered through the literacy programme seek to meet the needs of:
Adults who have not benefited from initial education provisions.
Adults and out-of-school youths wishing to upgrade their level of knowledge and competency.
Adults and out-of-school youths seeking to meet the requirements for particular IGCSE and/or GCE ‘O’ Level Courses.
1. Classes are conducted in all districts (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette) on weekdays between 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Subjects offered include English, French,
Mathematics and Creole. Courses are free of charge and each subject is offered at
3 levels: 1, 2 and 3.
2. Level 3 of the English. French and Mathematics courses is comparable to the higher secondary programmes. It serves as a bridge to further studies that leads to International Examinations, namely, IGCSE and ‘O’ Level qualifications. Therefore, S4/S5 leavers with shortcomings are encouraged to follow these courses at higher levels and achieve qualifications.
3. The Literacy Programme is offered to Seychellois Nationals only. Non-Seychellois wishing to take an English, French or Creole course can enrol on particular Second Language Modular Programmes.
Courses at ‘O’ Level and IGCSE are of one-year duration. Candidates sit Cambridge International Examinations in October/November of the same year.
Advanced Level courses
The courses at ‘A’ Level provide candidates with a sound basis for further study or employment. Candidates who apply for a course on offer must be certain that they have the necessary aptitudes and must possess the necessary prerequisites.
The subjects identified below are offered at ‘A’ Level:
For `A' Level Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology Geography, History and Accounting, applicants need a grade `C' or better at `O' Level in the same subject and a minimum grade `C' at `O' Level in the same subject and a minimum grade `C' at `O' Level/IGCSE Extended in English Language.
8. ‘A’ Level Law: Minimum ‘C’ in ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Psychology or minimum ‘C’ at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended English Language and minimum ‘C’ at ‘O’ Level in a Social Science or Science subject.
‘A’ Level courses are of two years. Candidates sit Cambridge International Examinations in October/November.
ALDEC offers modular courses in the following:
The duration of each module is approximately three months and candidates can choose the modules of a course that meet specific requirements. However, it is always advisable that candidates who are new to the area initially follow Module 1 of the course before proceeding to modules at more advanced level.
The Language courses are offered at three different levels - Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. They are:-
• As a second Language - Creole, English and French
• Foreign Languages - Spanish, German and Italian
The subjects listed below do not necessarily need the same ‘O’ Level/IGCSE subject only as prerequisite:
1. A’ Level English Literature: Minimum ‘C’ for English Language at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended or minimum ‘C’ for English Literature at ‘O’ Level
2. ‘A’ Level French: Minimum ‘C’ for French Language at ‘O’ Level or minimum ‘C’ at ‘O’ Level French Literature.
3. ‘A’ Level Business Management: Minimum ‘C’ in ‘O’ Level Accounts and Economics, or minimum ‘C’ for English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended.
4. ‘A’ Level Economics: Minimum ‘C’ at ‘O’ Level in Economics and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended
5. ‘A’ Level Physics: Minimum ‘C’ Level in Mathematics at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended and Physics at ‘O’ Level.
6. ‘A’ Level Computing: Minimum ‘C’ in Computer Studies at ‘O’ Level. If candidates have not done ‘O’ Level Computer Studies they need a minimum ‘C’ in English Language and Mathematics ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended. Candidates must also be computer literate.
7. ‘A’ Level Psychology: Minimum ‘C’ in ‘O’ Level Psychology or minimum ‘C’ at ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Extended English Language and ‘O’ Level Biology.
The Computing modules are:
|Module 1:||Word Processing|
|Module 3:||File Management|
The Sewing Modules are:
|Module 1:||Introduction to Sewing|
|Module 2:||Collar, sleeves and blouse|
|Module 5.||Shorts, trousers|
|Module 6.||Household decorations|
|Module 7:||Garment making|
The modular courses are offered to any interested individual and there are no entry requirements. However, candidates must either have followed Module 1, the core module in the particular area or have basic knowledge in the area, before enrolling on modules at a more advanced level.
The typewriting programme comprises the following:
Elementary Level Course
Intermediate Level Course
Advanced Level Course
Each course is of a years’ duration. Candidates sit the Pitman Examination.
The courses outlined in this publication are those currently offered by ALDEC. The possibility exists that additional courses may be offered and that courses may be withdrawn. Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of instructional staff.
ALDEC has the necessary flexibility to develop tailor-made, in service courses to satisfy specific training needs.
The programmes are targeted at institutions, organizations,
Ministries and companies seeking training, retraining or upgrading of staff.
Specific training requirements can be addressed to the Director of ALDEC. These will be studied and, contingent on resources, courses will be run.
The Centre can also organize for in-house training of staff upon request.