Our FREE adult numeracy courses make maths fun and engaging.

Skills for Life Funded by UK Government

As an adult, improving your numeracy skills will help you with both your work and personal life.

From managing your money to baking a cake, you use numbers all the time.

Whether it's to manage your money, plan a trip, cook dinner, save on your bills or help your kids with their homework maths plays a role.

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Gain skills and confidence as well as a qualification

You'll feel more confident using numbers at work and in everyday life.

Each time you do one of our courses, you'll earn a Multiply badge. This shows you've completed that topic. Collect all 5 badges to move on to the next level. Courses funded through the Multiply programme mean you'll get the same great teaching and support from us, but your place will be FREE. Improve your confidence with numbers and build your skills without spending a single penny! 

We offer courses for beginners up to Level 2 (a maths GCSE grade 4/ C equivalent), increasing your chances of getting a job or moving on to higher education.

If you struggle with sums, you're not alone

Numeracy skills in the UK are getting worse. Almost 8 out of 10 adults struggle with maths. Improving your skills with numbers can help improve your health, help you get a better job and find a good deal. From managing your money, planning a trip, and cooking dinner to driving a car, you use numbers every day.  

Whether you want to help your kids with their homework or beat the cost of living crisis. If you want to make sure you're making healthy choices or use maths skills for arts and crafts. Take a free adult course that helps you reach your goals.  

Once you've done our Multiply offer, you can take the next step onto a functional skills maths course. Getting a maths qualification boosts your chances of a job or moving on to higher education. 

We offer free online maths courses up to Level 2 functional skills. This is equal to a maths GCSE (grade 4/ C). Browse our Multiply courses below!

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Multiply: Maths Online (North Somerset)

Learn at your own pace in your own time, with or without the support of our Numeracy Champions and improve your number skills at home, work and in daily life. You use numbers every day, from working your household budget to helping the kids with their homework. Every time you do the weekly shop or trying to keep up with the cost-of-living crisis, you’re using maths skills. *Please note you can access this course at a time that suits you as many times as you like ! This Course is for learners based in north Somerset only.* The tutor will be running drop in support sessions twice a week on a Monday and Wednesday from 13th November to the 27th March at North Somerset training hub.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/11/2023 -
Sun 31/03/2024
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Course code:
Q00012643
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

WECA Multiply Online

Learn at your own pace in your own time, with or without the support of our Numeracy Champions and improve your number skills at home, work and in daily life. You use numbers every day, from working your household budget to helping the kids with their homework. Every time you do the weekly shop or trying to keep up with the cost-of-living crisis, you’re using maths skills. If you'd like further information, or need help with booking please email: [email protected] *Please note you can access this course at a time that suits you as many times as you like! Sessions below are indicative only

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/12/2023 -
Sun 31/03/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00012757
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply - Number Confidence: Online Learning (West Sussex)

Learn at your own pace in your own time, with or without the support of our Numeracy Champions and improve your number skills at home, work and in daily life. You use numbers every day, from working your household budget to helping the kids with their homework. Every time you do the weekly shop or trying to keep up with the cost-of-living crisis, you’re using maths skills. If you'd like further information, or need help with booking please email: [email protected] *Please note you can access this course at a time that suits you as many times as you like! Sessions below are indicative only

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/01/2024 -
Wed 25/12/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00013792
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Maths Multiply Online

Multiply Online is your gateway to mathematical empowerment for financial literacy. Delve into essential topics including budgeting, understanding topics used for functional skills, school curriculum math support, credit comprehension, and maximizing financial resources. Key Topics: Budgeting money effectively Preparing for functional skills qualification(FS) Supporting children's math education Understanding credit and finance Optimising financial decisions Benefits: Practical math skills for everyday life Confidence in managing personal finances Empowerment to make informed financial decisions Enhanced support for children's math learning Increase your confidence with maths. Format: Engaging online modules, interactive exercises, and real-life application scenarios. Duration: Self-paced for flexibility! The course material is available online and accessible via smartphone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, there will be weekly face-to-face sessions to provide support for accessing the learning. Your numeracy coach will also maintain regular contact to support you throughout the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Wed 25/09/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Kasia Wakeling
Course code:
Q00015390
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

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12 months
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Supporting Children with Numbers (Multiply Norfolk)

Do you lack confidence with maths? Do you want to be able to support children with their schoolwork? This course will empower you with creative and practical approaches to make numbers engaging and accessible. You will learn fun and engaging ways to support children with number skills development that will help you grow as a maths educator and foster a positive attitude towards learning and numeracy. This is a free course with tips and tactics to help children with numbers even if you struggle with numbers yourself!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 30/05/2024 -
Thu 30/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Charing Cross Centre
17-19 St John Maddermarket
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1DN
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00016384
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Introduction to Digital Skills Taster Session(Horsham - West Sussex Multiply)

This is a one off "taster" session for the upcoming "Introduction to Digital Skills" course that will be taking place at Horsham JCP in West Sussex. This will give learners a chance to ask any questions about the course. We will also give some further information about course content. We request that learners bring: 1 - Proof of identity (photo ID) 2 - Proof of benefits (UC statement) 3 - Proof of address Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is a resounding 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 31/05/2024 -
Fri 31/05/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Horsham Job Centre (JCP)
Marlborough House. 50 East Stree
Horsham
RH12 1HN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015566
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Budgeting (Multiply)

Our budgeting courses help you develop a healthy relationship with money. They can help get your money sorted and make sure you’re getting the best deals. Our courses can help you plan your money, stick to your budget and find better ways to make savings. This course is designed to support individuals with using numeracy skills to manage their money. Learners will gain support in becoming more confident using basic everyday maths skills and learn how to budget within their means for example you will learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals within your own budget. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen and spotting a bargain when shopping and how to get the best value deals and offers to make your money stretch further.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 01/07/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014316
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Introduction to Digital Skills (Horsham - West Sussex Multiply)

Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is a resounding 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Horsham Job Centre (JCP)
Marlborough House. 50 East Stree
Horsham
RH12 1HN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015561
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply: Managing Money

Empower yourself with practical skills to manage your money, make savvy shopping decisions, and master the art of budgeting with our Money Management Essentials course. Explore everyday scenarios like comparing prices, optimizing transportation costs, and meal planning, gaining insights to navigate personal finance confidently. With interactive lessons, practical exercises, and flexible learning, this short course is tailored for beginners and those seeking to refine their financial literacy. Join us on the path to financial empowerment and take control of your financial future today!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Wed 25/09/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Tutor:
Taona Makunde
Course code:
Q00015463
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply-Baking on a Budget

Baking on a Budget” is an 11-hour course meticulously created to equip participants with essential baking skills while maximising affordability. Participants will master the art of creating delightful baked goods using cost-effective ingredients and simple techniques. The curriculum covers fundamental baking principles, including ingredient substitutions, portion management, and efficient kitchen organisation, ensuring optimal resource utilisation. Through hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, students will learn to prepare a variety of treats, such as cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, perfect for school fair stalls. By course end, participants will possess the expertise and confidence to bake for school events and friends without exceeding budget constraints.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00015376
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free