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Become a Numeracy Champion – East Midlands

National Numeracy, in partnership with Experian UK, are delighted to launch an exciting initiative in Nottingham and the East Midlands.

We’re on a mission to help improve employability, career opportunities and financial health in the Midlands region – by building a network of newly-trained Numeracy Champions.  

If you are a workplace, organisation, community or individual living in Nottingham and the East Midlands, get in touch, this is for you! It is CPD-accredited and fully-funded, so there is no cost to you.   

Numeracy Champions are trained to support yourself and your people to build confidence with numbers – benefitting both individuals and organisations or communities as a whole.  

  • Numeracy Champions do not teach maths,  they act as mentors to support others. 
  • They help adults to develop positive attitudes towards numeracy, overcome their barriers and start their learning journey.
  • They offer support and encouragement to others.

To sign up, please click on one of the dates listed below or email: [email protected]

Champions

Your Numeracy Champions will:

  • Explore their own relationship with maths and how it impacts on their life.
  • Support positive conversations about numbers by talking with others who may feel anxious.
  • Learn more about supporting people with their number confidence, without having to teach maths.
  • Join a network of Numeracy Champions across the UK and play a part in changing the culture and attitude around maths. 

To sign up, please click on one of the dates listed below or email: [email protected]

What is a Numeracy Champion?

A Numeracy Champion is someone who can support those with low confidence and anxiety around numeracy at work. Numeracy Champions are not expected to teach maths, rather they act as mentors to support positive attitudes and encourage people to improve their skills. You don’t have to be a maths specialist – just a supportive person to talk to about maths!

Who is it for?

Learning and Development Teams, HR officers, departmental managers, employability or work coaches, or anyone supporting the personal development of their staff and/or beneficiaries. You must be based in the East Midlands. 

Why do we need the programme?

Many people feel anxious about maths and hold negative thoughts, beliefs, and feelings around the subject. This often holds them back from engaging with learning. We know having good numeracy skills is key to getting on in both work and life. It can help people to:

  • Careers – progress in their careers, or get a new job
  • Money – feel more confident in managing their money

Objectives of the programme

  • Understand the extent of the numeracy issue and its effect in the workplace
  • Consider myths, mindsets and attitudes towards maths and their effect on supporting learners
  • Understand the barriers that learners may face and how to use our attitudinal approach to support learners
  • Introduce our online numeracy resource and how to use it in the workplace
  • Explore the actions that a Numeracy Champion can take to promote numeracy in the workplace
  • Learn about ‘what works’ in bringing numeracy to the workplace
  • Create an action plan to take back to your organisation to drive change