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Training

DMSA has developed a number of business-oriented courses for non-financial people who need to understand and interpret data and numerical information as well as surveys and the survey process.

Numeracy in the Workplace


Successful businesses depend on accurate and reliable information.  In an increasingly competitive global market, the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data, is critical to the implementation of effective business strategies, successful marketing campaigns, and cost effective resource allocation.

Numeracy in the Workplace has been developed for people who want to become more effective at using an interpreting numerical data.   The course focus is on developing knowledge and understanding of numerical concepts and techniques that are used daily in workplace decision-making and uses practical examples.

Basic Numeracy Training Course Objectives:

  • To use and understand basic numerical operations.
  • To confidently use and manipulate frequently used numerical information.
  • To ‘make sense of’ graphical representations of numerical information.
  • To interpret numerical information in order to make sound workplace decisions and recommendations.

Who should attend?
Anyone  who needs to understand and interpret numerical information in the workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long is the course:
A: The Numeracy in the Workplace is run over two consecutive days (recommended).  However depending on a company’s requirements, it can be run one day per week over two weeks.  This would also depend on the number of people a company registers on the course.

Q: Is this a standard course?
A: The course can be adapted to the level of the attendee as well as to the type of organisation for which the course is being presented.

Q: Do you run the training course for a single organisation?
A: If you would prefer for the course to be facilitated at your own venue, on dates that suit you, this can be arranged (depending on number of delegates). Some organisations prefer this as it means that they can work with proprietary information without confidentiality concerns.