If you’re aged 19+ and don’t have GCSE maths grade C (or equivalent), Multiply is available to you. Multiply offers easy access to free numeracy courses to help build your confidence with numbers or gain a qualification.
Not a “numbers person”? You’re not alone. Three in 10 (31%) UK adults don’t think numbers are for them.
Improving your maths skills could help unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages, prepare you for further study, or simply help with everyday tasks at home – from paying bills and budgeting, to helping the kids with their homework, or even in the kitchen.
There are courses for beginners and those who want to build on the foundations of their maths knowledge, to more advanced courses such as GCSE Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification, or equivalent.
There are lots of free, easy to access courses available online and in person, including part-time and evening, so you can learn at a pace that suits you.
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Browse courses to start your journey.
Communicators Training Associates
The Countdown to Success programme will give you the skills to use maths in your daily life, from managing household finances to helping with homework and other key areas. Following a one-to-one discussion you can choose from many options to best suit your personal circumstances.Sign Up
Eden Training Academy
Face-to-face courses which aim to increase confidence with numbers - ideal for those wanting to take the first steps towards formal numeracy qualifications. Activities are designed to meet individual needs and embed a practical topic such as cooking, budgeting skills, arts and crafts and nail art.Sign Up
Community Bitesize Activities will develop your interests, allow you to meet new people and help you in your everyday life. There are a wide range of activities on offer including sessions focused on music, sports, cooking, digital or crafts. Come along to as many sessions as you need with delivery by community partners and from local venues across Tees Valley.Sign Up
J and K Training Ltd
Money Saving Maths is a three-day course covering topics on money saving ideas, including how to shop smartly, cutting household bills, budgeting, energy supplier comparisons, pitfalls of payday loans, interest rates comparisons, using credit cards effectively, eating healthy on a budget and evaluating money-saving offers.Sign Up
Learning Curve Group
This Numeracy for Life course features a range of multiple choice units that you can work through to build your confidence with maths. You can expect to learn maths skills that you'll use in every day life, such as calculations with money, understanding decimals and fractions, as well as recording, extracting and comparing information.Sign Up
The five-week Introduction to Maths lets you revisit maths to boost your knowledge through this step-by-step course.Sign Up
The Practical and Everyday Maths course is delivered over four weeks and is designed to help you gain skills to not only help you become more confident with numbers, but also apply the skills learnt in context.Sign Up
The two-day Managing Your Finances course gives practical hints and tips to help manage finances within your household.Sign Up
New College Durham
For employers, NCD can design a bespoke 18-hour course to upskill staff based on the maths used in your workplace.
NCD's community programme Fun with Maths is for anyone who would like to increase their confidence with maths, offering practical uses such as calculating paint volume needed for decorating, interest rates and more. Sessions will be held at different times and in community venues across the Tees Valley.
A range of courses teaching the maths you will need for the workplace, specifically focusing on the Construction, Warehousing and Logistics industries and supporting self-employment. You will learn to understand weights and measurements, fractions, and financial transactions. Bitesize sessions are customised to the skills you need for your industry.Sign Up
Triage Centrum Limited
Make IT Count combines numeracy skills alongside basic IT to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life. Learners will develop digital skills throughout the training, accessing both group and one to one support from a dedicated tutor.Sign Up
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