General Resources

High School Diploma for Adults information for Nova Scotia residents.

General Education Development (GED) information for Nova Scotia residents.

Reading Horizons is a self-directed internet-based learning program to assist struggling readers. VCLA learners use this program at home (if they have internet) or at one of our two main locations in the Valley. If you think this program may work well for you, ask your instructor or contact the main office at vcla@eastlink.ca or 679-5252.

Lexia Learning is another self-directed internet-based learning program to assist struggling readers. VCLA learners use this program at home (if they have internet) or at one of our two main locations in the Valley. If you think this program may work well for you, ask your instructor or contact the main office at vcla@eastlink.ca or 679-5252.

Learner's (Driver) Licence information for Nova Scotia residents.

Learner's (Driver) Licence - practice test app is an interactive test which consists of 20 multiple choice questions and 20 road-sign recognition questions to help learners prepare to take their drivers test (for Class 7 vehicles - cars, pickups, etc.). Your answers are evaluated after each response and a final score is shown at the end of the test.

Nova Scotia Driver's Handbook - PDF version 

Literacy Resources- Various resources available on the website of the ANSCLO - Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations. Resources such as the Canadian Council on Learning's Prose Literacy Map, the provincial Community Counts webpage, and a Poverty Backgrounder, can be useful for presentations to community groups.

Air Brake Exam Practice Tests - The Air Brake Endorsement permits the holder to drive vehicles equipped with air brakes in the class of vehicle for which the driver is licensed. The Complete School of Truck Transportation offers a series of practice tests that you can take to help prepare to write the Air Brake Test. 

The Air Brake Manual has been prepared by Nova Scotia Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations to assist drivers in understanding the basic operation and function of an air brake system. The study of this manual, together with practical instruction, is recommended for a driver who is preparing for the air brake examination.

The NSCC Virtual Campus on the Nova Scotia Community College’s website has a link to material covered in the following trades: automotive service technician, Blasting, Carpentry, Cooking, Electrical, Gas Fitter, Machinist, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Plumbing, Power Engineer, and Refrigeration Plant Operator. 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) site for Nova Scotia residents offers 6 free online safety training courses per calendar year. There are over 60 online courses from which to choose. All courses are available in both English and French. Certificates of Completion are available for all courses upon successful completion. Registration required.

Aware NS self-directed training offers training modules on a variety of topics, as well as other types of learning and training tools and resources. There is no limit to the number of training modules per individual. Certificates of Completion are available for all modules upon successful completion. No registration required.