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Exceptional numeracy course providers sought

Adult education and early years

02 December 2022

Four adults viewed from above sat around a table with note pads, pens and and a laptop.

Education providers are now invited to bid for contracts to help West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) deliver numeracy courses to meet a wide range of needs.

In September, the Government confirmed the area will receive £575k for the current financial year to help improve maths skills for adults.

This is the first tranche of a £1.9m bid submitted by the council to introduce support over three years, benefiting more than 3,000 people.

A wide range of schemes are proposed including:

  • Helping those who have low skills and are unemployed
  • Improving career chances by helping people boost their numeracy in the workplace
  • Bite-sized maths workshops for families
  • Working with the self-employed to ensure they have skills to run their businesses
  • Short courses to help people with household budgeting
  • Bridging the gap to GCSE for those who don’t have the qualification
  • Online learning platforms
  • Helping parents who wish to support their children with numeracy
  • Taking the programme to audiences, particularly in rural areas
  • Supporting ex-offenders through the Probation Service
  • Development of numeracy champions
  • Supporting care experienced young people to access education, employment and training

Primary aims of the scheme will include improved life chances, access to better career options and greater personal wellbeing.

“We’re now looking for exceptional educational providers to help deliver this incredibly important work.

"Evidence shows that better numeracy can improve people’s opportunities in life, whether that be better management of household finances or improved career prospects – both of which are fundamental during the ongoing cost of living crisis.

"We understand that for many people, handling numbers is daunting and can cause great anxiety, so we’re keen to put different options in place that cover a range of needs."
Cllr Dan Lister, WNC’s Cabinet Member for economic development, town centre regeneration, and growth.

Educational providers are encouraged to review the tender documents and submit their tender submissions before the deadline of 3 January 2023.

To access the specification of requirements and all other relevant documents please visit In-Tend Electronic Tendering Site (and create an account, or login and search for reference WNC00000213.

This opportunity can also be found by visiting Contracts Finder Multiply Investment Proposals - Contracts Finder.

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