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Multiply your numeracy skills through national skills programme

Posted on Wednesday 18th May 2022
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Philip White

A national programme to boost adult numeracy skills leading to better job prospects and improved day-to-day living will launch in Staffordshire this autumn.

The county council has been allocated £4.2million by the Government as part of the £570million Multiply scheme. It is a three-year fully funded programme, giving people the opportunity to learn when and where they want.

Today, National Numeracy Day, people across the county are being urged to get a head start with bespoke quizzes and top tips through the National Numeracy charity. People can visit www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk

The county council will announce more details of the programme and how to get involved in the summer. It will be accessed through a new digital numeracy platform and local courses.

Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy and skills Philip White said:

We have secured a significant amount of funding to run the Multiply scheme here in Staffordshire and we’re looking forward to launching it in the autumn.

The programme is aimed at approximately 17million adults or half of the working age population who have the numeracy skills of primary age children. Multiply will support those adults to develop numeracy skills for the future.

Many people are not confident about their numeracy skills including some in top professions.

Improving your numeracy skills can help in everyday life, whether at work, managing household finances or helping children with their homework. It can also help career prospects, whatever your line of work.

We’ll shortly be announcing more details of the programme in Staffordshire and would urge people to get in touch to find out more.”

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