The ABET literacy training for adults have four levels. Starting at NQF1 and ending at NQF4 the ABET literacy training has as aim the provision of education to empower people to gain knowledge, understanding and valuable literacy skills in the specific language. There is a difference in ABET literacy training for adults and school education. The ABET literacy training is structured to teach adults how to read, write, understand and communicate in a specific language in a shorter timeframe than that offered in the school system. As such it is focussed on skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace and the learner’s day to day living. It runs over a shorter period, is presented in a highly interactive way and is not group focussed, but individual focussed allowing the person to progress at his or her own pace without having to compete with others in the group.