Maths Anxiety is commonly experienced, though not widely understood. An apprehension faced by many people of all ages, affecting children and young people in their schooling and education.

Recognising maths anxiety and being able to provide the necessary coaching and guidance is key to helping children and young people or adults to overcome this apprehension and reduce the barriers that it may create in their daily lives.

This professional development course provides an introductory overview of maths anxiety and its impact on participation and performance. It also considers the influence that teachers, parents and educators may have on a child’s learning and attitude towards maths.

Who is the Understanding Maths Anxiety professional development course for?

This professional development course is ideally suited to those working in Primary Education and any Educational Institution looking to improve pupil’s learning outcomes in Maths, though it is open to anyone wishing to better understand the subject. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:

  • Primary Education Teachers
  • Maths Specialist Teachers
  • Maths Co-ordinators
  • Head of Maths
  • Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENco’s)
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Trainee Teachers
  • Teaching and Training Professionals
  • Parents

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of the Understanding Maths Anxiety course, you will be awarded with an E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).This will allow you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

Whilst the Understanding Maths Anxiety course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.

During the Understanding Maths Anxiety professional development course, you can expect to:

  • Develop an understanding of what maths anxiety is and how it differs from other forms of anxiety.
  • Gain valuable knowledge of how maths anxiety is measured and how it impacts on performance.
  • Learn about the range of factors that can influence the emergence and maintenance of maths anxiety in a child or young person.

A flexible course that fits in with working and family life

This tutor led course runs at set times throughout the year and is delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. The course involves active group participation through online discussions and exercises along with self-reflection activities to assess subject understanding. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding. Learning materials are varied and engaging, and you will be able to share sector experiences and best practice with fellow learners who are working professionals from around the world.

This course is for:

Those working in Primary Education and any Educational Institutions


Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English