Tuesday July 25th - 9:00 AM (UTC)

Using Labour Market and Skills Data to Support Funding Bids for the Multiply Programme


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Numeracy skills play a central role in the lives of individuals, employers and local economies. They are required across most sectors and roles, and those who possess numeracy skills have higher chances of being in employment, better career prospects, and better wellbeing. 

Recognition of this is behind the Government’s £560 million Multiply programme, which is being delivered through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and aims to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults across the UK. All UK local areas will receive funding to deliver adult numeracy programmes. Adults who don’t have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in Maths will be able to access free numeracy courses in person or online, and employers can work with their local authority and local training providers to deliver bespoke numeracy programmes to their employees.  

However, in order to receive funding, the UK government requires local authorities to demonstrate how their proposed Multiply provision fits strategically with local priorities and employer skills demand. Good labour market and skills data is essential to show the trends of numerical skills in particular regions, and how local authorities can help fill in those gaps. 

In this webinar, our experts in the Further Education and Economic Development sectors, Karla Hoff and Will Cookson, look at the crucial role labour market data can play in supporting your funding bids and the writing of investment plans for securing and delivering the Multiply programme. Plus, you will get some practical guidance on how to gather and analyse the labour market data you need to show you have an evidence-based Multiply strategy.