Courses across the Highlands to improve your number skills

Age 19+ and live or work in the Highlands? The WEA have a range of FREE online numeracy courses.

From helping your child with homework to paying bills and baking, numbers are in everywhere. Improving skills with numbers can help you (or your service users/ employees) to improve your health, help you get a better job and find a good deal.

If you struggle with numbers (or know someone who does), you should know you’re not alone…8 out of 10 adults feel negative about numbers.

Studies prove that maths skills can be learned at any age and stage, with the right support. However, there's never been a better time to get help with your number skills.

The Highland Multiply offers both workplace and community learning opportunities. This large programme has a hybrid approach using both face-to-face and online courses. This means that we can provide flexible delivery times and venues for adults 19 and over who do not have maths qualifications equivalent to National 5. There are examples of courses listed below but we are open to developing new offers in response to need. 

We are an SQA Centre and can accredit learning at levels 3 and 4. 

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Excel for Employment 

  • Learn how to use spreadsheets for budgeting 
  • Understand how to use number functions and formulas 
  • Using Excel in the workplace 

Supporting Children’s Numeracy 

  • Take the stress out of number homework 
  • How are number skills taught in school? 
  • Build numeracy skills into everyday activity 

Maths Anxiety / Positivity About Numbers 

  • Identify maths anxiety 
  • Understand how it affects all aspects of life 
  • Learn simple strategies for addressing number anxiety in yourself and others 

Getting a Good Deal 

  • An online course to help you manage your money 
  • Understand how to make the most of your money  
  • Learn about credit and interest