FREE numeracy courses in Essex: 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 Essex: How to be safe online

This course is only for people living in Essex. Are you worried about being safe online? This course looks at ways to keep safe online including how to avoid online scams and delivery fraud. We focus on what you need to consider being safe when selling your own items online and also covering topics such as taking photographs and pricing appropriately. We also look at some marketing techniques that are used to encourage people to make a purchase and how to spot genuine adverts from the scam ones. Your rights as a buyer forms part of the course as does how to work out if something is a genuine bargain or not.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 31/05/2024 -
Fri 31/05/2024
Times:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Billericay Reading Rooms (Billericay)
73 High Street
Billericay
CM12 9AS
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00014891
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Beginners Excel and Spreadsheets

Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don’t worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we’ll cover all the basics. This beginners Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life, including simple budgeting techniques to manage your money better. This course is funded through Multiply, you are eligible for full funding if you are aged 19+ and have an Essex home postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015443
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: How to be safe online

This course is only for people living in Essex. Are you worried about being safe online? This course looks at ways to keep safe online including how to avoid online scams and delivery fraud. We focus on what you need to consider being safe when selling your own items online and also covering topics such as taking photographs and pricing appropriately. We also look at some marketing techniques that are used to encourage people to make a purchase and how to spot genuine adverts from the scam ones. Your rights as a buyer forms part of the course as does how to work out if something is a genuine bargain or not.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/06/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00015190
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015391
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting at Colchester Library

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/07/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Colchester Library
Trinity Square
Colchester
CO1 1JB
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015413
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting at Colchester Library

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 10/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Colchester Library
Trinity Square
Colchester
CO1 1JB
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015415
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Beginners Excel and Spreadsheets

Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don’t worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we’ll cover all the basics. This beginners Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life, including simple budgeting techniques to manage your money better. This course is funded through Multiply, you are eligible for full funding if you are aged 19+ and have an Essex home postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015428
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: How to be safe online

This course is only for people living in Essex. Are you worried about being safe online? This course looks at ways to keep safe online including how to avoid online scams and delivery fraud. We focus on what you need to consider being safe when selling your own items online and also covering topics such as taking photographs and pricing appropriately. We also look at some marketing techniques that are used to encourage people to make a purchase and how to spot genuine adverts from the scam ones. Your rights as a buyer forms part of the course as does how to work out if something is a genuine bargain or not.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
King Edward Community Centre (Basildon)
Community Centre
Hunter Court, King Edward Road
Basildon
SS15 6GY
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00015265
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free