New numeracy courses for parents to help with everyday life

UHI Argyll and Argyll and Bute Council are joining forces to give parents the chance to learn new skills with numbers that will help everyday life, like helping children with homework or budgeting money.

The first new, 16-week programme 'Positive about Maths', which is aimed at parents who want to help their children study, begins on 14 February. You can find out more and sign up here

A second course, for budgeting and money management, will open in the next few weeks.

Both courses are fully funded through Multiply, a new UK Government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. The programmes are aimed at people with no or low-level maths skills.

Sessions will be delivered online, in a virtual classroom, by an experienced lecturer, so that anyone can take part – no matter where you live. We can also help with some of the equipment you need to join in.

We’ll make the classes practical and fun, so you get as much benefit as possible from the learning.

Long-term, these courses can help build your confidence and gain a qualification. Good numeracy skills can lead to better job opportunities or more study.

Martin Jones, Principal and Chief Executive, UHI Argyll, says:

“We’ve been talking to employers a lot recently and they’re telling us just how important core skills, like numeracy, are in the workplace. So, we’re delighted to be working with the council to put on courses that provide practical help to people in their day to day lives and that offer a stepping stone to further qualifications and better employment prospects.”