Research and analysis

Armed Forces literacy and numeracy skills study: part 2

Methods and recommendations for a study of literacy and numeracy skills on Service personnel. BIS research paper number 79.



Explains the methodology, recommendations and details for the three Forces for a study report assessing the impact of literacy and numeracy skills on Service personnel and their operational effectiveness.

It makes recommendations on the most effective support for Service personnel in their first two years. It shows how:

  • large employers have successfully put English and maths at the heart of their respective recruitment and progression regimes
  • with the right support, significant numbers of employees can be engaged in learning

See part 1 of the report and the executive summary.