A national programme to boost national numeracy skills has been launched. The aim is to help people gain better job prospects and improve their day to day living when they have a better grasp on numbers, maths and finances.
In Staffordshire the County Council has been allocated £4.2m as part of the £570m Multiply Scheme. It will allow the County Council to run a fully-funded numeracy programme from autumn of this year and for the next three years. Staffordshire County Council aim to run both face to face classes and online sessions.
Want to check your numeracy skills and see what areas you could do with improvement on? Take a look at the skills challenges on www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk. The site also features tips and support for those with dyscalculia.
Whether you want to brush up on the school years you left behind many years ago, need to boost your confidence with numbers or want to start again from the begging the project launch will help all. Improving numeracy can help so much in life, from bills and shopping, to helping children with homework, bagging that higher paid job and switching profession.
In our area the focus will be building towards GCSE maths or a functional skills qualification as well as helping people brush up and feel more confident with numbers.