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Multiply - numeracy support for adults

What's happening in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council has been awarded £2.1 million of government funding to give adult learners a chance to develop their numeracy skills.

Multiply is here to supports adults aged 19+ who do not currently have Level 2/GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as a C grade).  Courses will give adult learners a chance to develop the numeracy skills to be more confident at home and work.

There are a number of courses on offer, ranging from face to face to online provision.

Online

Prospect (opens new window) - modules can be completed at the learners pace, in their own time around their life responsibilities. They include;  

  • column addition and subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • measure
  • rounding and estimating
  • fractions
  • handling data
  • problem solving
  • money and calculations.

In Person

Work Wiltshire: Family and Community Learning (opens new window) - courses include balance your budget, shop for less, saving energy.

Wiltshire College & University Centre: Multiply (opens new window) - the College will be offering a pick and mix of modules, including support for ESOL learners and those looking to become a Teaching Assistant. Enrolment will be starting in September 2023.

Madanu - offering a gentle introduction to numeracy, through gardening with numbers for example. For information on their next courses email info@madanu.co.uk (opens new window).

Everyday maths - the libraries team are supporting learners at various libraries across Wiltshire (Tidworth, Salisbury, Melksham, Chippenham, Calne and Devizes.) Speak to one of the Numeracy Champions (wearing pink badges!) who can support you. There are also a range of Maths and numeracy based books to support your learning if you are registered member of the library.

Building Bridges (opens new window) - Helping people overcome their barriers to education and employment across Swindon and Wiltshire.

Citizens Advice Wiltshire (opens new window) - if you need support around your finances, Citizens Advice can support you to understand numbers better in turn helping you to improve your finances.

Visit the Work Wiltshire - Multiply (workwiltshire.co.uk) (opens new window) for more information or email multiply@wiltshire.gov.uk (opens new window).

How are your maths skills? Take a numeracy quiz (opens new window).

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