Multiply – numeracy support

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Are you aged 19 and above and don’t already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in Maths or equivalent? Do you want to improve your numeracy skills?

Our free, flexible Multiply courses are aimed at helping people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work.

Whether for improving household finances, helping children with homework, or improving numeracy skills specific to a line of work, those who boost their skills are more likely to be in employment, have higher wages, and benefit from better wellbeing.

Support available

  • Increase numeracy confidence
  • Numeracy to manage money
  • Numeracy skills required in the workplace
  • Upskill numeracy to access a certain job/career
  • Functional Skills Qualification
  • Numeracy aimed at parents
  • Numeracy aimed at care leavers
  • Numeracy in partnership with community organisations
  • Numeracy in other vocational courses

Multiply courses currently on offer can be found on the Adult Education and Community Learning website.

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Information for providers who are interested in delivering Multiply


For the upcoming year of Multiply in North Lincolnshire, we are seeking applications from any organisation. The interventions that we have on offer for this year are:

  • Courses designed to increase confidence with numbers for those needing the first steps towards formal numeracy qualifications
  • Courses designed to help people use numeracy to manage their money
  • Innovative numeracy programmes delivered together with employers – including courses designed to cover specific numeracy skills required in the workplace
  • Courses aimed at people who can’t apply for certain jobs because of lack of numeracy skills and/or to encourage people to upskill in numeracy order to access a certain job/career
  • New intensive and flexible numeracy courses targeted at people without Level 2 maths, leading to a Functional Skills Qualification
  • Courses for parents wanting to increase their numeracy skills in order to help their children and help with their own progression
  • Numeracy courses aimed at those 19 or over that are leaving, or have just left, the care system
  • Numeracy activities, courses or provision developed in partnership with community organisations and other partners aimed at engaging the hardest to reach learners – for example, those not in the labour market or other groups identified locally as in need
  • Additional relevant maths modules embedded into other vocational courses.

Applicants for the third year of Multiply (2024/25) should  refer to the Multiply Expression of Interest Guidance 2024/25 [PDF, 652Kb], this will help to complete the Expression of Interest form below. Please also read our  Multiply Programme Privacy Notice [pdf, 141Kb]

If you are interested in delivering a Multiply intervention, or have any questions about Multiply in North Lincolnshire, please email: multiply@northlincs.gov.uk.

Further information about Multiply courses is available on the Adult Education Community Learning website.


If you are interested in being involved please contact multiply@northlincs.gov.uk

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