Four free courses to help people make sense of numbers and use them in everyday life are being held at Hinckley Library in February.
The sessions are aimed at improving confidence with numbers, improving numeracy and applying those skills to everyday situations, including household budgeting.
Each course is made up of two, two-hour sessions a week apart, and there are four courses on offer.
- Tracking Household Income & Expenditure – Friday 3 & Friday 10 February, 9.30am-11.30am. Code 22SN238N
- Minimising Household Costs – Friday 3 & Friday 10 February, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Code 22SN239N
- Calculating & Reducing Travel Costs – Friday 17 & Friday 24 February, 9.30am-11.30am. Code 2SN241N
- Applications & Games using Maths Skills – Friday 17 & Friday 24 February, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Code 22SN240N
The free courses are available to anyone aged 19 or over living in Leicestershire who doesn’t already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in maths or equivalent, and who would like to improve their numeracy.
They are delivered by Leicestershire County Council’s adult learning service as part of the £3 million government-funded Multiply programme. Multiply is a national project which aims to level up opportunities for more people by increasing their confidence with numbers, giving them the tools they need to improve their job prospects and life chances, help children with schoolwork and feel more confident managing their household budgets.
Numeracy is a vital tool that has so many practical applications in everyday life, and boosting those skills improves lives.
These short courses are not about classroom maths – they use real-life situations and show people how to overcome their fears about numbers, helping them to become much more comfortable and confident in using numbers day to day.
Person:Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for adults & communities
Anyone who would like to book a place on one or more of the courses is asked to call FREEphone 0800 988 0308, quoting the course title and code.
More information on the courses is available on our Multiply webpage.