National Numeracy Challenge and WLAs

The National Numeracy Challenge is a UK-wide drive designed to tackle low adult numeracy – and we have our own dedicated WLA link - http://www.nnchallenge.org.uk/wla.

National Numeracy are pleased to be working with WLAs and your employers to promote the new long term national numeracy drive in workplaces, communities and schools.

http://www.wlas.org.uk/e-shot-november-2014-national is the national WLA E – shot. 

Remember to have a look at the info on the ‘National Numeracy Challenge and WLAs’ drop-down tabs for info from our previous campaign Maths4Us. http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/challenge-champions/index.html Lots of info/resources for you and your colleagues.

NNC is a UK-wide drive designed to tackle low adult numeracy.  WLAs are helping

  • Spread the word about the NNC
  • Give the Challenge Online a try
  • Become a Challenge Champion & promote the Challenge Online in your workplace

They are particularly interested to know what you and your company think of the Challenge Online - http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/the-challenge-online/index.html

Remember to have a look at the info on the ‘National Numeracy Challenge and WLAs’ drop-down tabs for info from our previous campaign Maths4Us.  Lots of info/resources. We will also be updating this for you.

Workplace Learning Advocates (WLAs) help their colleagues to join in with learning at work. They offer support and encouragement to ensure people get the most from the training and development available to them. In some workplaces this is done through a social club or learning club. In others WLAs offer information and advice on learning to their colleagues.

If you would like to be a Challenge Champion please look at the following information at end of third paragraph that end in workplace.

To find out more about the WLA Challenge workbook.

We train and support WLAs in information and advice skills in order that they can encourge and support their colleagues learning. Many have gone on to offer learning club activities to engage people; from expert guidance on getting to grips with digital photography to health checks.

You don't need to work in HR or have training in advice and learning to be a WLA. You just need to be enthusiastic and keen to encourage people to take up new learning opportunities. And you will be supported every step of the way – from making the first approach to your employer to telling your colleagues all about your learning club at work. This includes

  • Telephone and email support from Workbase Training and The Johnston Partnership

  • A range of training options such as a 2 day accredited course and shorter and on-line training courses

  • Network meetings and events

The benefits for you and your colleagues?

  • A chance to try new things in an informal setting

  • Get to know colleagues and your local community better

  • Gain confidence and new interests

  • Gain new skills

You can read about the impact of Workplace Learning Advocates in our case studies and newsletters. To find out how Workplace Learning Advocates could improve your workplace contact us.