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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Maths Online Self Study Course (Multiply Norfolk)

This course is for residents of Norfolk only- Please only apply for this course if you live in the County of Norfolk. Do you lack confidence with numbers? On this self-study course, you will use the WEA's fun, engaging, interactive multimedia resources to help grow your confidence with maths. You can learn at your own pace, at a time that suits you and take as long as you need to complete the course. From working out your household budget, to helping your kids with their school work, there is a module for you. From time to time, one of our friendly Numeracy Coaches will check in with you to provide any support that you need.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 01/08/2023 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00011222
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

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

WEA Membership

For just £15 a year, you can:

  • Join our popular, award-winning weekly lecture series,
  • Access an archive of over 100 past lectures,
  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
  • Receive our Highway magazine and access back issues,
  • Attend our members’ annual conference.

Just add us to your basket to sign up today!

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Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Confidence with Numbers (Self Study) - Brighton & Hove Multiply

A wonderful opportunity for improving numeracy skills and confidence with Maths. This supported self study course is running as part of Brighton & Hove Multiply project. This course is FREE for B&H residents. 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 01/02/2024 -
Sat 01/02/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00013863
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Help your child with Maths (Multiply)

Do you lack confidence with maths? Do you want to be able to support your children with their schoolwork? As a parent, you play an important role in shaping your child's mathematical future. 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 your 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 for parents like you, with tips and tactics to help your primary school children with numbers even if you struggle with numbers yourself!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 27/03/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
11:15am - 11:45am
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Central Foundation Girls' School (London
25-33 Bow Road
London
E3 2AE
Tutor:
Fatima Dana
Course code:
Q00014614
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1GE. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a Brighton and Hove postcode, and who do not have GCSE maths at grades A*-C or 4 – 9.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/04/2024 -
Tue 16/04/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014750
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply - Mindfulness Mandalas

Mindfulness Mandalas - offers a unique blend of artistic expression and mathematical discovery. Participants explore mandala design, discovering symmetry, geometric shapes, and spatial reasoning while creating beautiful patterns. The course provides a serene environment for mindfulness practice, fostering relaxation and focus. By infusing mathematics into mandala crafting, students develop mathematical fluency and problem-solving skills. Join us for a transformative journey of creativity and mathematical exploration.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/04/2024 -
Tue 09/04/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00015030
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Multiply - Cooking on a Budget

We will be cooking together in real time, making a variety of dishes, with advice and ideas on how to change the quantities to suit the number of people you are cooking for. We will look at ways of cooking and baking for one or two, or enough for a party. We shall be measuring ingredients and there will be time to find out about all the different ways measurements are written in recipes, so you can cook with confidence. Recipes will be put on Canvas before the course begins, so you can go shopping if you are going to cook along with me. All questions are welcome during the session, novice cooks are welcome along with those who have more experience and we will share ideas.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 10/04/2024 -
Wed 10/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015108
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1GE. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a Brighton postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00014450
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee:
Free