# Numeracy

Numeracy skills are necessary for coping with the demands of everyday life, including work and study. People need to be comfortable with numbers, and with graphs, symbols, diagrams and calculators.

Here are a few suggestions of some of the qualifications that have been identified as focusing directly on these skills.

## Numeracy Unit National 4 SCQF level 4

### Summary description

This Unit is one of a series; it is designed to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills so they can solve problems in real life.

### Numeracy skills

• Number processes
• Money, time and measurement
• Information handling

### Other SfLLW being developed

• Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating

## Applications of Mathematics National 4 SCQF level 4

### Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it develops learners’ skills in applying mathematics to real-life situations.

### Numeracy skills

• Number processes
• Money, time and measurement
• Information handling

### Other SfLLW being developed

• Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating

View Applications of Mathematics National 4 Course Specification

## Biology National 5 SCQF level 5

### Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it aims to develop learners’ skills of scientific enquiry and investigation in the context of biological science.

### Numeracy skills

• Number processes
• Money, time and measurement
• Information handling

### Other SfLLW being developed

• Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating
• Health and wellbeing: Physical wellbeing

## Mathematics Higher SCQF level 6

### Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it enables learners to apply higher level mathematical skills in a range of complex situations.

### Numeracy skills

• Number processes
• Money, time and measurement
• Information handling

### Other SfLLW being developed

• Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating

## Core Skill Numeracy Unit SCQF level 4 F3GF 10

### Summary Description

Numeracy aims to develop straightforward numerical skills in everyday situations involving graphical information, calculations and solving problems. This Unit is available at other levels.

### Numeracy Skills and other SfLLW being developed:

• Numeracy
• Number processes
• Measurement
• Information handling

View Unit specification: Core Skill Numeracy Unit SCQF Level 4 F3GF 10

## Using Mathematics in Everyday Situations SCQF level 2 D588 08

### Summary Description

This Unit is one of a cluster of Units which develops skills in interpreting basic information using tables, charts, graphs, maps, plans and shapes.

### Numeracy Skills and other SfLLW Skills being developed

• Number processes
• Information handling
• Thinking skills - Remembering, Understanding and Applying
• Analysing and Evaluating

View Unit specification: Using Mathematics in Everyday Situations SCQF level 2 D588 08