Everyday Maths Skills

Course overview

Our free, online, ten-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 maths 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 numeracy 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 Maths Skills online course is a quick and simple way to get started.

Please note, if you choose to study on a Tuesday, this will be an evening course running from 6.30pm to 9pm. If you choose to study on a Wednesday, this will be a daytime course running from 9.30am to 12pm for tens weeks.

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 GCSE Maths course.

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