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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Numeracy Champions

What is a numeracy champion?

Numeracy Champions support positive conversations with others about numbers.

  • Talk positively with others who may feel anxious about maths, and inspire them to share their experiences
  • Engage and support others to have a more positive approach towards numbers
  • Signpost others to take the first steps in improving their numeracy skills using National Numeracy’s online resources
  • Utilise the tools and resources from the programme Numeracy Champions do not teach maths
  • Numeracy champions do not teach maths

Benefits of being a numeracy champion

  • CPD-accredited training programme, enhancing your own professional development
  • Exploring your own numeracy journey and how this can impact your everyday life
  • Opportunity to join a network of other champions across various industries to share best practices and collaborate
  • Access to resources, key messages and further activities to support you in your role
  • Calendar of events for you to engage in
  • Ongoing support and continued relationship with National
  • Numeracy to help you to support numeracy within your workplace

Who can be a numeracy champion?

Anyone with an interest in supporting others to feel more confident with numbers!

  • Someone in a supportive role: Health and Wellbeing/ Staff Development or HR Professional
  • Someone who is responsible for teams: Line Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors
  • IAG point of contact: Advisors, Work Coaches, Careers Development Officers, Call Centre Operators, Librarians, CAB Officers, Financial Support Workers
  • Someone in delivery: Tutors, Union Representatives

Training objectives

To give you the knowledge to support individuals to improve their confidence and skills with numbers. From the sessions you will understand:

  • The numeracy issue in the UK and the reasons for it
  • How poor numeracy affects individuals and workplaces
  • Maths anxiety and its impact
  • A positive attitudinal approach to learning for adults with low confidence and skills in numeracy
  • The ways that National Numeracy resources and support can be used to engage others

Programme overview

  • Delivered over Zoom, in two x 3 hour sessions
  • Accredited CPD certificate upon completion
  • Mix of videos, polls, presentations, case studies and discussions
  • Full Training Pack of resources and Activity Workbook provided
  • Cohorts of 30-35 participants
  • Ongoing support from National Numeracy
  • Invitations to regular Forums, offering networking opportunities for trained Champion


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