Citizen Maths, a free online maths course funded by the Ufi Charitable Trust, and developed by Calderdale College, with UCL Institute of Education and the awarding body OCR is aimed at self-motivated adults who want to improve their grasp of maths at Level 2.
Since its launch in September 2014 over 5,000 people have signed up for Citizen Maths, and over 12,000 people have completed a brief pre-course orientation questionnaire. So far, over 25 organisations have signed up as partners in Citizen Maths including: National Numeracy, Leeds City College, the University of Greenwich, the TUC, and the Tinder Foundation.
When speaking about the benefits of being a Citizen Maths partner, John Rees, Principal and Chief Executive of Calderdale College comments:
“Citizen Maths really can add value to a College like mine, but also other learning providers and particularly employers who are looking to support their workforce skills, which includes maths as a vital employability skill. It’s easy to engage with and it develops maths for people that wouldn’t typically approach the subject”
Improved Confidence and Greater Interest
The most positive feedback from learners who have enrolled on the course highlights the significant improvement in their confidence with maths and interest in the subject. They also welcomed the flexibility of the course, as it allows them to learn at their own pace and it can be accessed easily.
One learner comments on the impact of the course and its benefits:
“I am a mature student who has been taught Maths in my young days and at college on an access course but found the way I was taught difficult. I was very surprised and the fact you can go back and refresh your learning anytime is amazing. It has replaced my fear of Maths with a love of it.”
Visit www.citizenmaths.com for further information and to enrol.
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