About Multiply

Multiply is a national project which aims to level up opportunities for more people by increasing their confidence with numbers.

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Multiply can help you build your numeracy skills, so that you can:

  • improve your job prospects and life chances
  • help your children with schoolwork
  • feel more confident managing your household budgets

We deliver the national programme in Leicestershire, which has received £3 million in government funding, to provide hundreds of free courses and support over the next three years.

Who is eligible for a free course?

We offer free flexible courses to adults who need to improve their numeracy skills.

To be eligible, you should:

  • be over the age of 19
  • not already have a GCSE at grade C/4 (or equivalent) in maths

Where do the courses take place?

The courses will be available across Leicestershire:

  • in person or online,
  • at work or at home, and
  • either on a part-time or intensive basis

Anyone who fits the criteria is eligible for help from Multiply, with a particular focus on supporting hard-to-reach learners and those who may not traditionally engage with adult learning courses.

Who provides the training?

Multiply is led by our Adult Learning Service, working with partners including:

  • colleges
  • businesses
  • district councils
  • voluntary organisations
  • community groups

Information for businesses

Employers who could benefit from boosting their workforce’s skills will be able to work with the council and training providers to deliver functional skills qualifications or programmes tailored to the needs of their workforce.

For more information, please visit our Employment and work-based learning page.

Become a National Numeracy Champion

The council and National Numeracy are holding a number of online training sessions, which are delivered in two three-hour sessions, a week apart. Volunteers will need to take part in both parts of the training in order to be accredited as a Numeracy Champion.

The training programme is CPD accredited, and Numeracy Champions will also have access to resources, networking opportunities and ongoing support.

Numeracy Champions don’t teach maths – their role is to help to improve people’s confidence with numbers by talking positively to those who may feel anxious about maths, support people to have a more positive approach to numbers and signpost them to ways of improving their numeracy skills.

Sign up for an online training session


To enrol on any of the courses, please ring our FREE phone 0800 988 0308 and quote the course name or number.

Enquire about Multiply

If there isn't a course that meets your numeracy need, then please complete our enquiry form.