The Learning and Skills Council is increase its focus on tackling innumeracy.
Speaking at the Union Learning Fund conference in London, David Way, director of skills for the Learning and Skills Council, said while illiteracy would remain a focus of his organisation, improving the ability of adults to add up was also vital.
Union learning representatives were told that addressing the inability of the nation’s 15 million adults to do basic sums would become a priority.
Way said: “We need to make sure learning material in this area is sector-specific.
“The context [of the material] should be one they really relate to.”