About Us

Queens Learning Network is a community learning organization, in Liverpool, N.S., that offers free academic upgrading as part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL).

We offer levels 1, 2 and 3 of the adult learning curriculum through funding provided by the Skills and Learning Branch of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. This funding also allows us to offer GED preparation, Orton-Gillingham tutoring in reading and spelling, as well as family literacy programs in Queens County. Opportunities also arise for us to offer E3 (employability skills) and digital skills programs throughout the year.

At Queens Learning Network, we offer a variety of ways to access upgrading opportunities with in-person, distance, on-line and blended learning options. It is important to us to offer a safe, friendly environment for students to complete their studies and will work with you to create a learning plan that best meets your schedule and goals.

QLA is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education
Adult Grade Programs

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

  • Part time Level 1 & 2 (grades 0-8 equivalent).
  • One program in Liverpool running mornings Monday – Thursday.
  • Full time Level 3 (grades 9-10 equivalent).
  • One program in Liverpool running Monday- Friday.
  • Volunteer tutor program. One - on - one tutoring of students by volunteers which depends on the availability of volunteers.

Family Literacy Programs

Family Literacy Programs

(Dependent on finding funding and partnerships)

For the past several years we have run successful and very popular programs, which involve parents and children in a variety of literacy activities. These programs are offered in partnership with the Queens Family Resource Centre and The Native Council of Nova Scotia, located in Liverpool.


Family Literacy Programs


Every year the Queens Learning Network is looking for new and innovative ways to teach the fundamentals put into place by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, and make it more interesting for the learner to pursue an education.

The Queens Learning Network implements learning technologies, through the use of computers with internet, educational software, and multimedia. Some of our activities have included: a community garden maintained by the faculty and students of the school, presentations and audio-visual projects implemented by students, Science Fairs, class trips, as well as plays and artistic medium.

We believe these extra-curricular activities are a healthy and productive way to instill the values and principals laid out in the educational text books. Learning is different for everyone, and we believe the classroom should reflect this. Students should have the choice of being involved in a variety of different activities.

Queens Learning Network

Our History

The Queens Learning Network became a society in 1995 and since then has offered a variety of programs in both North and South Queens.


In March 1995 a Literacy Grant from the Community Learning Initiative (CLI) was approved and the first programs were established.


In 1996 a needs assessment was done to identify the literacy needs of the county and funding from CLI was received to establish a Level 3/4 classroom in South Queens. This ran from September to March 1997.


The position of Tutor Coordinator was changed to a Level 1/2 Instructor. In 2000-2001, this expanded to include a part day Level 3 classroom as well as a part day Level 1/2 classroom.


The success of the Level 3 program resulted in it becoming a full day classroom in 2001-2002 with the Level 1/2 classroom continuing part day with both classes growing in numbers.


Queens Leraning Network was registered as a Charitable Organization February 3, 2004.