Developing Maths Skills for the Health and Social Care Sector

This course is ideal for

Current health and social care staff and people looking to join the health and social care sector looking to improve their maths skills.

Course duration

7 weeks – 1.5 hours per week

How the course is delivered


Progression and benefits

The programme will enable you to develop the skills and confidence when dealing with basic numeracy whilst in the health & social care workplace. You may wish to progress onto Functional Skills or GCSE maths to further develop your competence.

Entry requirements

No prior qualifications required, but applicant be currently working in the health and social care sector.

About the course

This is ideal for anyone looking to develop their communication skills and boost confidence in dealing with patients and staff.

Health care specific terminology and acronyms along with local colloquialisms will be taught alongside tackling cultural and ethical issues and developing consultation skills.

Sessions include a range of maths skills for the following setting and scenarios

  • Identify maths topics seen or unseen in current employment; fluid balance, stock amounts, drug calculations
  • Working with numbers, with and without calculators; mathematical fluency, estimations, reading graphs and charts and ratios
  • Number systems; multiply and dividing, whole number calculations, using estimation to check answers
  • Order of operations
  • Measurements; length, capacity, mass and time
  • Formulate; substituting or rearranging
  • Fractions, decimals and percentage conversion

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