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Number Confidence Week 7-11 November 2022

An estimated eight million people in the United Kingdom do not have the level of skills in mathematics that would be expected of a nine-year-old. This is shocking and does not add up for a country that seeks to be competitive in the world.

Why does number confidence matter? 

Being confident matters a great deal because whether we like it or not being successful in our professional and personal life depends to a great extent on what we do and how we do it. On a professional level, what we do is a matter of technical skills, and how we do it is a function of confidence.

Maths is part of everyday life, from calculating personal budgets to splitting restaurant bills

Money confidence

Number confidence can help us feel more confident with managing our finances.

To develop a solid mathematical skillset, you need to learn the core elements

Getting on at work

Numeracy matters for all jobs, and having confidence with numbers can give your general confidence at work a boost

Our Functional Skills Maths course is ideal for individuals who want to gain mathematical skills that will benefit their everyday and professional lives.

Take the National Numeracy Challenge

Numeracy matters for all jobs, and having confidence with numbers can give your general confidence at work a boost

The National Numeracy Challenge is a free and easy-to-use website you can use to build your confidence with numbers.

You can use it to check and brush up just the skills you need.

A Level 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification is the equivalent of achieving a GCSE grade C/4, meaning that it can help you on your way to further education or an entry-level job.

Get the Number Confidence Week communications toolkit

Functional Skills Level 2 Maths course includes everything you need to guide you all the way through your journey in developing your Maths skills and confidence.