FREE numeracy courses in Norfolk: 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

Digital Skills for Everyday Life (Multiply Norfolk)

You are welcome to come along to a supported enrolment session on 22nd May between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, to help guide you through the enrolment process. We will support you getting signed up for the course that starts on the 5th June. Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you thought about gaining some digital skills but didn’t know quite where to turn? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then you will feel right at home on our new Digital Skills for Everyday Living course. Here at the WEA, we have been busy developing this new and exciting course for people with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to acquire the 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:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
The Mile Cross Phoenix Centre (Norwich)
132A Mile Cross Road
Norwich
NR3 2LD
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015470
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking on a budget for Under 1 Roof (Multiply Norfolk)

Join us to learn how to make delicious food on a budget. This course will show you how to cook using basic ingredients at less than half the cost of shop bought produce. There are two parts to this course, a lunch menu and a ‘make, bake and take’ dish for you to take away with you. The lunch menu guides you through measuring and adjusting ingredients to cater for the volume of people you need to feed and also compares the cost to that of Ready Made, shop bought dishes. This course also gives you an opportunity to taste the difference between shop bought and freshly made produce. This course is free to anyone in Norfolk who is 19+ and hasn't achieved a grade C (equivalent) in Maths.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 20/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Under1Roof (Norwich)
100-102 Westwick Street
Norwich
NR2 4SZ
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015361
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Digital Skills for Under 1 Roof (Multiply Norfolk)

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 '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 14/06/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Under1Roof (Norwich)
100-102 Westwick Street
Norwich
NR2 4SZ
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015353
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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12 months
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Start Your Own Small Business (Multiply Norfolk)

THIS IS A FREE 'MULTIPLY' COURSE FOR NORFOLK RESIDENTS ONLY Starting your small business is an introductory course for anyone who is considering setting up a small or micro-business or is considering self-employment as a career option. If you are looking at this course because you are considering working for yourself in some capacity, you will find lots of interesting information. If you have a small business in mind or want to become self-employed, this course will answer your initial questions and help you to focus on the most important aspects of this ambitious and exciting endeavour. Some activities ask you to think about a business you are planning to start, but if you do not have a business in mind, you can consider any potential business for the exercises.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00013004
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Budgeting Basics for Purfleet Trust (Multiply Norfolk)

This course will help you develop a healthy relationship with money. It will help get your money sorted and make sure you’re getting the best deals. Our course 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 create 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:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Purfleet Pantry
Southgates Roundabout
King's Lynn
PE30 5SX
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015318
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Helping your child with numbers for Purfleet Trust (Multiply Norfolk)

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:
Thu 11/07/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Purfleet Pantry
Southgates Roundabout
King's Lynn
PE30 5SX
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015322
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free