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About the National Numeracy Challenge programme

Improve your everyday maths with the National Numeracy Challenge

The Challenge is an online learning resource to help you check and improve your numeracy – the maths you use in daily life and at work, like managing your money, working out measurements or understanding percentages, rather than algebra or trigonometry.

In March 2020 the Challenge was updated with a whole new look, a new quick check so that it only takes around ten minutes to check your skills, videos to show that however you feel about maths, you’re not alone, and increased flexibility, so that you can choose how you want to learn.

However you feel about maths, you can use the Challenge to:

  • Quickly check your everyday maths skills
  • Increase your confidence with numbers
  • Learn online and improve your skills
  • Find out your current level, your strengths and weaknesses, and work towards the Essentials of Numeracy
  • Improve your confidence and skills in your own time and space so you can prepare to take a formal qualification like Functional Skills.

How to access

In order to access the National Numeracy Challenge programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the National Numeracy Challenge programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the National Numeracy Challenge programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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