Numeracy Champions Training
December 24, 2022
Leicestershire County Council is working in partnership with National Numeracy to recruit and train the 100 Numeracy Champions, as part of the wider Multiply programme – a national project designed to help spread opportunity and level up the country by raising adult numeracy skills levels. The funding means that over the next three years, the council will now be able to deliver hundreds of free courses, support and workshops to adults 19+ who do not already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in maths or equivalent and need to improve their numeracy skills.
Multiply is about giving people the numeracy skills they need for everyday life, to allow them to be confident in things like budgeting, working out bills, helping with children’s homework and improving job prospects. The council will also work with employers across the county to create bespoke courses to upskill their staff to suit the needs of the business.
A drive has now been launched to recruit 100 Numeracy Champions to act as advocates for the Multiply programme and to help spread the positive message about the importance of numeracy skills.
The voluntary roles are open to anyone with an interest in supporting others feel more confident with numbers.
The council and National Numeracy are holding a number of training sessions in the new year, which are delivered online in two three-hour sessions, a week apart. People will need to take part in both parts of the training in order to be accredited as a Numeracy Champion.
The sessions are being held on Tuesday 17 & Tuesday 24 January, Thursday 26 January & Thursday 2 February, Thursday 9 & Thursday 16 February and Tuesday 7 & Tuesday 14 March.
The training programme is CPD accredited, and Numeracy Champions will also have access to resources, networking opportunities and ongoing support.
To sign up click on the links in the flyer.