The focus of the assessment for this unit is on numeracy skills. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ understanding of
• the importance to the individual and the organisation of effective use of numeracy skills in the workplace
• the different ways and situations in which numeracy skills are applied in a work setting
To develop learners’ ability to apply numeracy skills in a work context.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to select appropriate mathematical approach to solving work-related problems.
Recognise when numeracy skills are needed.
Identify possible mathematical methods that could be used to solve specific workplace problems.
Select the most appropriate mathematical approach for each situation.
Be able to apply appropriate numeracy skills in a work context.
Collate supporting information needed in order to apply numeracy skills in work situations.
Apply different mathematical approaches, using the appropriate numeracy skills, to workplace problems or situations.
Use appropriate checking procedures and evaluate their effectiveness at each stage.
Be able to interpret and communicate results in situations where they have applied numeracy skills in a work context.
Analyse findings from the mathematical approaches applied to workplace situations.
Identify solutions to workplace problems or tasks based on their findings.
Use mathematical justifications to explain their conclusions or recommendations to others.