Apply numeracy skills

Description

Practise reasoning and apply simple or complex numerical concepts and calculations.

Alternative labels

implement numeracy skills
administer numeracy skills
apply a numeracy skill
utilise numeracy skills
numeracy skills application
employ numeracy skills
applying numeracy skills

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply numeracy skills is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Hospitality revenue manager: Hospitality revenue managers maximise revenue generated from facilities such as hotels,  holiday resorts and camping grounds by analysing trends and competition. They assist establishment managers in strategic decisions. Hospitality revenue managers analyse and optimise the financial potential of facilities and manage the corresponding staff.
Rental service representative in machinery, equipment and tangible goods: Rental service representatives in other machinery, equipment and tangible goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Hardware and paint specialised seller: Hardware and paint specialised sellers sell hardware, paints and other hardware in specialised shops.
Fish and seafood specialised seller: Fish and seafood specialised sellers sell fish, crustaceans and molluscs in specialised shops.
 
Ammunition specialised seller: Ammunition specialised sellers sell weapons and ammunition for individual use in specialised shops.
Sporting accessories specialised seller: Sporting accessories specialised sellers sell sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles in specialised shops.
Bookshop specialised seller: Bookshop specialised sellers sell books in specialised shops. They also make suggestions, give advice about the books available and any other related products for sale in the specialised shop.
Clothing specialised seller: Clothing specialised sellers sell clothes in specialised shops.
Confectionery specialised seller: Confectionery specialised sellers sell confectionery in specialised shops.
Cashier: Cashiers operate the cash register, receive payments from customers, issue receipts and return change due.
Rental service representative in personal and household goods: Rental service representatives in personal and household goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. Personal and household goods are all goods use within households, such as bedroom furniture and linen and kitchen furniture, machinery and materials. Rental service representatives in personal and household goods document transactions, insurances and payments.
Bakery specialised seller: Bakery specialised sellers sell bread and cakes in specialised shops, post-processing the products if required.
Call centre analyst: Call centre analysts examine data regarding incoming or outgoing customer calls. They prepare reports and visualisation.
Front line medical receptionist: Front line medical receptionists greet clients and patients as they arrive at the medical facility and check them in, collect patient notes and make appointments work under the supervision and direction of healthcare institution manager.
Rental service representative: Rental service representatives are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Pet and pet food specialised seller: Pet and pet food specialised sellers sell pets, pet foods, accessories, care products and related services in specialised shops.
Audiology equipment specialised seller: Audiology equipment specialised seller sell goods and equipment in specialised shops.
Vehicle rental agent:
Vehicle rental agents represent businesses involved in renting out vehicles and determine short periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.

Lottery cashier: Lottery cashiers exchange the registration of set of numbers or symbols for money and give tickets to the players. They pay out prizes and obtain customers’ signatures and identification. They audit and count money in the cash register, enforcing regulations to prevent money laundering.
Computer games, multimedia and software specialised seller: Computer games, multimedia and software specialised sellers sell software products in specialised shops.
Fuel station specialised seller: Fuel station specialised sellers sell fuel, ​lubricating and cooling products for motor vehicles and motorcycles in a fuel station.
Second-hand goods specialised seller: Second-hand goods specialised sellers sell second-hand goods such as books, clothes, appliances etc. in specialised shops.
Furniture specialised seller: Furniture specialised sellers sell furniture and other household articles in specialised shops.
Computer and accessories specialised seller: Computer and accessories specialised sellers sell computers and other peripheral units in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in water transport equipment: Rental service representatives in water transport equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Fruit and vegetables specialised seller: Fruit and vegetables specialised sellers sell fruit and vegetables in specialised shops.
Textile specialised seller: Textile specialised sellers sell textiles, fabrics and haberdashery, etc. in specialised shops.
Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in office machinery and equipment: Rental service representatives in office machinery and equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Eyewear and optical equipment specialised seller: Eyewear and optical equipment specialised sellers sell glasses in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in air transport equipment: Rental service representatives in air transport equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Ticket issuing clerk: Ticket issuing clerks provide service to customers, sell tickets and fit the reservation offer to customers’ needs. They sell tickets for all events such as sporting, cultural and leisure activities. They provide customers with information on offers and make the necessary arrangements.
Beverages specialised seller: Beverages specialised sellers sell beverages in specialised shops.
Motor vehicles specialised seller: Motor vehicles specialised sellers sell cars and motors vehicles in specialised shops.

 
Optician: Opticians help to improve and correct an individual’s vision according to prescriptions provided by a specialised doctor in ophthalmology or an optometrist. They fit spectacle lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to the specifications of both the individual and the prescription. Opticians do not test patients vision nor write prescriptions for visual correction. Their scope of practice varies according to national regulations.
Building materials specialised seller: Building materials specialised sellers sell building materials in specialised shops.
Shoe and leather accessories specialised seller: Shoe and leather accessories specialised sellers sell footwear in specialised shops.
Cosmetics and perfume specialised seller: Cosmetics and perfume specialised sellers sell cosmetics and toilet articles in specialised shops.
Jewellery and watches specialised seller: Jewellery and watches specialised sellers sell, maintain and clean jewels and watches in specialised shops.
Toys and games specialised seller: Toys and games specialised sellers sell toys and games in specialised shops.
Domestic appliances specialised seller: Domestic appliances specialised sellers sell domestic appliances in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in construction and civil engineering machinery: Rental service representatives in construction and civil engineering machinery are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Orthopaedic supplies specialised seller: Orthopaedic supplies specialised sellers sell orthopaedic goods in specialised shops.
Canning and bottling line operator: Canning and bottling line operators observe bottles and cans passing by during the production process. They stand next to conveyors belts to ensure that bottles are filled to standard levels that there are no major deviations. They discard defective bottles or cans.
Casino cashier: Casino cashiers exchange tokens, coins or chips for money. They arrange pay-outs and obtain customers’ signatures and identification. They audit and count money in a cash register, enforcing money laundering regulations.
Meat and meat products specialised seller: Meat and meat products specialised sellers cut up and sell meat in specialised shops.
Audio and video equipment specialised seller: Audio and video equipment specialised sellers sell audio and video equipment such as radio and television, CD, DVD etc. players and recorders in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in trucks: Rental service representatives in trucks are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Rental service representative in recreational and sports goods: Rental service representatives in recreational and sports goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Medical goods specialised seller: Medical goods specialised sellers dispense medicinal drugs and provide advice.
Tobacco specialised seller: Tobacco specialised sellers sell tobacco products in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in agricultural machinery and equipment: Rental service representatives in agricultural machinery and equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Flower and garden specialised seller: Flower and garden specialised sellers sell flowers, plants, seeds and/or fertilisers in specialised shops.
Press and stationery specialised seller: Press and stationery specialised sellers sell newspapers and office supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, etc. in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in video tapes and disks: Rental service representatives in video tapes and disks are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Floor and wall coverings specialised seller: Floor and wall coverings specialised sellers sell wall and floor coverings in specialised shops.
Purchase planner: Purchase planners organise the continuous supply with goods out of existing contracts.
Music and video shop specialised seller: Music and video shop specialised sellers sell musical records, audio tapes, compact discs, video tapes and DVDs in specialised shops.
Delicatessen specialised seller: Delicatessen specialised sellers sell delicatessen in specialised shops.
Auctioneer: Auctioneers conduct auctions by accepting bids and declaring goods sold.
Telecommunications equipment specialised seller: Telecommunications equipment specialised sellers sell telecommunication equipment and services in specialised shops.
Specialised antique dealer: Specialised antique dealers sell antique goods in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in cars and light motor vehicles: Rental service representatives in cars and light motor vehicles are in charge of renting out vehicles and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.

Optional skill

Apply numeracy skills is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Specialised veterinarian: Specialised veterinarians are professionals with a comprehensive scientific education. They have the authority to carry out, in an independent, ethical and personally responsible capacity, all aspects of veterinary medicine, in the interest of the health and welfare of animals and public health in accordance with national and international legislation. In addition they need a recognized qualification and/or experience in a specific species and/or veterinary procedure.

Veterinary specialisms are generally classified according to species and/or procedures, for example:

Species covered may include equine and zoological animals
Procedures covered may include cardiology, orthopaedics

Current lists  of specialisms and details for the specific qualifications and experience required can be found at:
http://www.ebvs.org/
https://www.avma.org/Pages/home.aspx

You are advised to contact the relevant national regulatory body for further information.
Animal care attendant: Animal care attendants provide routine care for non-production animals, which may include feeding, watering, cleaning, exercise and enrichment, grooming, training and monitoring of the health and welfare, in accordance with national legislation.

Animal therapist: Animal therapists provide a therapeutic treatment following veterinary diagnosis or referral.
Motor vehicle aftersales manager: Motor vehicle aftersales managers maximise sales by closing business on an ongoing basis. They negotiate with existing clients for contract renewals. They maintain contracts, deal with claims, manage warranty, and investigate damages on products.
Animal handler: Animal handlers are in charge of handling animals in a working role and continue the training of the animal, in accordance with national legislation.
Veterinary nurse: Veterinary nurses support animals undergoing veterinary treatment and give advice to veterinary clients in the promotion of animal health and disease prevention in accordance with national legislation.
Animal welfare inspector: Animal welfare inspectors investigate alleged reports of animal cruelty or neglect, rescue or collect animals in immediate or potential risk, liaise with internal and external agencies and other animal welfare establishments, educate and advise owners and carers of animals, seek to improve or maintain the welfare of the animal(s), and prevent or alleviate suffering.

Biomedical scientist: Biomedical scientists perform all laboratory methods required as part of medical examination, treatment and research activities, particularly clinical-chemical, haematological, immuno-haematological, histological, cytological, microbiological, parasitological, mycological, serological and radiological tests. They perform analytical sample testing and report the results to the medical staff for further diagnosis. Biomedical Scientists may apply these methods in particular in the infection, blood or cellular sciences.
Animal embryo transfer technician: Animal embryo transfer technicians aid and support the carrying out of embryo transfer under veterinary supervision in accordance with national legislation.
Equine dental technician: Equine dental technicians provide routine equine dental care, using appropriate equipment in accordance with national legislation.

Official veterinarian: Official veterinarians are professionals with a comprehensive scientific education. They have the authority to carry out, in an independent, ethical and personally responsible capacity all veterinary activities with particular focus on the health and welfare of animals and public health in accordance with national and international legislation. They are responsible for national animal disease eradication programmes, the protection of public health and food or animal inspection, animal movements, and import and export of live animals and their products.
Animal groomer: Animal groomers are in charge of grooming a range of animals, using the correct equipment, materials and methods. It includes use of appropriate and safe handling techniques and the promotion of good hygiene, health and welfare of the animal. 

Patient transport services driver: Patient transport services drivers transfer disabled, vulnerable and elderly patients to and from health care facilities such as hospitals or social care settings. They drive the ambulance and maintain all the related equipment but under non-emergency circumstances.
Casino pit boss: Casino pit bosses support the management team and are able to manage, inspect and deal with all gaming activities. They supervise the gaming floor operation, and are accountable for influencing the spend and income per head to achieve the required margin whilst ensuring that the highest standards of efficiency, security and signature service standards are achieved in accordance with all company procedures and current legislation.
Optometrist: Optometrists examine and test eyes to identify abnormalities, visual problems, or disease. They prescribe and fit lenses such as spectacles and contacts, and offer advice on visual problems. They may also refer patients to a medical practitioner. Their scope of practice and title varies according to national regulations.
Animal osteopath: Animal osteopaths provide a therapeutic treatment following veterinary diagnosis or referral. They concentrate on the application of treatment techniques using manipulation of the body tissues to resolve strain and injury in animals in accordance with national legislation.

General veterinarian: General veterinarians are professionals with a comprehensive scientific education. They have the authority to carry out, in an independent, ethical and personally responsible capacity, all aspects of veterinary medicine, in the interest of the health and welfare of animals and public health in accordance with national and international legislation. The generalist veterinarian can work with any species, however they may choose to work with a single species or types such as equine, companion or production animals.
Veterinary receptionist: Veterinary receptionists provide reception and office/administrative support in a veterinary practice, scheduling appointments and receiving clients, sale and advice on animal related products, in accordance with national legislation. 

 


 

References

  1. Apply numeracy skills – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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