National Numeracy Challenge - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the National Numeracy Challenge programme

Anyone can check if they have the Essentials of Numeracy using the free online assessment tool; the National Numeracy Challenge. It also directs people to a range of resources to help them improve their numeracy skills.

Anyone can take the Challenge at any time. Three quarters of people who have assessed their skills, used some learning resources and then re-assessed, have improved their numeracy skills. If you achieve a score of 80 then you have the ‘Essentials of Numeracy’ and can claim a digital badge and certificate.

National Numeracy Day is run by the UK charity National Numeracy. The first National Numeracy Day is on 16 May 2018 and has been created with Founding Supporter KPMG, with additional support from an impressive and growing list of organisations. Health Education England is a lead supporter for the initiative.

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How to access

In order to access the National Numeracy Challenge programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the National Numeracy Challenge programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the National Numeracy Challenge programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the e-LfH Hub.

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