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The Big Plus

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Big Plus LogoThe Big Plus is an awareness raising campaign on adult literacy and numeracy funded and managed by Skills Development Scotland.

The objective of The Big Plus campaign is to attract adults who need support with reading, writing or number skills into learning.

A website,, and helpline, 0800 917 8000, offer advice and put people in touch with tutors. The free tuitiion to help improve literacy and numeracy skills is mainly provided by local authorities and partners.


The Big Plus - Tommy's story

Tommy Saez

Read Tommy's story and find out how The Big Plus can help employers to support their staff.

Visit to watch some short films that show the personal impact of literacy and numeracy support.