How to teach 'Processing numerical data' for Essential Digital Skills (Recording)

Recorded Event How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)

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Many adults are sensitive about their maths - they were glad to leave it behind when they left school and aren't very keen to resurrect old monsters, so they need plenty of reassurance. It is essential to give them the confidence to understand and use spreadsheets that will help with numerical problems and challenges in daily life. In this recorded session, we explore ways that you can use to teach aspects of the 'Processing numerical data' competencies from the Essential Digital Skills national standards, at the appropriate level. At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key knowledge components required to teach 'Processing numerical data'
  • Identify practical approaches you can use to teach this subject
  • Know where to access relevant resources and support

Who is this for?

Anyone who is teaching digital skills, especially to those with no or low digital skills.

Training aim

To support teachers in developing their skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver specific competencies within the new Essential Digital Skills national standards.

Each skills development session:

  • Explores how specific competencies could be delivered in practice.
  • Highlights useful resources.


The recording lasts approximately 60 minutes and includes an index so you can select which sections you want to watch.

Entry criteria

To book a place you will need to be part of an organisation that is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).