Everyday Numeracy Skills

Course overview

Our free, online, six-week course is perfect if you are looking to improve or refresh your everyday maths skills, and boost your confidence in numeracy. From managing your household bills to helping your children with homework, having a good foundation in maths can help make everyday life that little bit easier.

Have you ever noticed how often you need numeracy skills in daily life? Improving your maths skills can help you in various day-to-day activities including: calculating travel times, shopping at the supermarket, tipping at restaurants, following cooking recipes and comparing financial products.

It is widely documented that adults with poor numeracy skills are twice as likely to be unemployed, and those with at least basic maths skills can expect to earn a quarter more than those who lack the necessary skills to solve mathematical problems. It is never too late to improve your maths skills, and our Everyday Numeracy Skills online course is a quick and simple way to get started.

If you are a current student at Capel Manor College and wish to apply for this course, please use the contact form to get in touch with Admissions. You will need to include your full name, student number and course title to add this course to your account.

Please note, if you choose to study in the morning, the course will run from 9am to 12pm. If you choose to study in the afternoon, the course will run from 1pm to 4pm. If you choose to study in the evening, the course will run from 6pm to 9pm.

This course is delivered as part of the London Multiply programme.

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You will learn

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Shapes and measurements
  • Ratios
  • How to handle data

No formal qualification, however you will receive a certificate upon completion.

You must be aged 19 and over, with a willingness and commitment to learn.

Most employers look for good maths and numeracy skills, so boosting your understanding can help to unlock new job opportunities and increase earnings. Completion of this course could progress you onto our Numeracy for Careers course.

This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.

Nancy’s story

Nancy began with the Introduction to Garden Design Level 1 and Level 2, then pursued GCSE Maths for Adults Nancy’s story