Formation and Development

The National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC) was formed in 1993 as an association of further education, tertiary and sixth form colleges with the aim of assisting colleges nationally to developing quality in all aspects of their work in mathematics and numeracy. On 1 October 2013 NANAMIC CIO was formed and the work of the previous association transfered to this charity on 1 April 2014.


We now have additional categories of membership in response to requests from individuals and other types of provider.


The association represents the sector at a national level and liaises with other associations concerned with these subject areas and wider areas of further education.

It responds to academic and vocational initiatives in mathematics and numeracy and works to improve the accreditation of achievement and the coherence and continuity of mathematics across all education sectors. It also advises on the role of mathematics and numeracy in aiding progression in education, training and employment.


On behalf of its members, the association monitors and provides information on such matters as curriculum developments, effective organisational structures and resources. It attempts to be a focus for good practice.


Working groups are formed as necessary to review particular issues and produce position papers, and conferences and staff development activities are organised on a regular basis. These provide the latest information and ideas on the latest developments and in particular give hands-on experience of resources.


There is a regular newsletter for members and our website provides a bulletin board, useful links and updates.