Resilience: an introduction (maths)

Maths and English Pipeline

This course addresses the negative attitudes and anxieties towards mathematics commonly held by young people and adults, and identifies strategies to engage and motivate them - helping them to become mathematically resilient learners. The course can be run as a freestanding one-day course, or as the first stage of a package leading on to the three-day 'Coaching skills for developing mathematical resilience' course.

Pricing options

SET member: £85

Non-SET member: £100

Providers with up to 5 delegates: £300 and 6-10 delegates: £600. We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.

In-house course for up to 16 staff: £880

To enquire about hosting please complete this form.




Date: 27/04/2018
Price: from £100.00
Booking Close Date: 23/04/2018
Session 1
Date: 27/04/2018 10:30 - 17:00
Venue: Learn Devon, The Alexander Centre, Plymouth Road, PL19 8BU

Who is this course for?

This course is for teachers/trainers:

  • teaching GCSE maths
  • teaching Functional Skills maths
  • supporting learners' mathematical skills in vocational contexts.

If your organisation would like to host a course for your own staff, either in-house or with extra places offered to external candidates you can register interest here.

Training aim

This course introduces the key ideas of mathematical resilience and the 'growth zone' model, and how teachers can develop strategies to overcome barriers to maths learning.

Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training 


You will be able to:

  • develop understanding of the barriers and anxiety faced by many maths learners
  • explore four key factors in mathematical resilience and their implications for classroom practice:
    • growth mindset
    • personal value and agency
    • how to work at maths 
    • appropriate scaffolding and support
  • use activities which make maths ALIVE (accessible, linked, inclusive, valuable, engaging).

Length of the course

One full day.

Pre-course reading materials will be provided for all participants, with access to further materials online.



Entry Requirements

Applicants should be teaching, managing or supporting maths in the FE and skills sector. 

Participants completing this course have the option of progressing to the 3-day course, 'Coaching skills for developing mathematical resilience'.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830