OCN NI Entry Level Certificate in Essential Skills – Adult Numeracy

The aim of this qualification is to improve the learners’ ability to understand, use, calculate and manipulate mathematical information and interpret results.
These capabilities are applied to :
  • number i.e. the development of an understanding of number, number rotation, number operations and the ability to make use of appropriate methods of calculation;
  • measures, shape and space ie the development of the ability to: (a) recognise and use the properties of 2D and 3D shapes; (b) recognise locations and to use transformations in the study of shape; (c) estimate and measure quantities and appreciate and approximate the nature of measurement;
  • handling data i.e. the development of the ability to collect, record, process, represent and interpret data and to understand, estimate and calculate probabilities.


Qualification Code
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Min age
Entry Level
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