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Courses we are funding

We understand maths can be daunting for a lot of people which is why our courses are delivered in a relaxed, informal setting to help improve your confidence. Most of our courses are designed to be practical and fun (no scary maths teachers here).

For more information and to apply directly, browse our full list of courses currently open for applications below.

We will be adding more Multiply courses soon so check back to see what's available.

Multiply courses

ACH Multiply programme will provide training to learners who may experience anxiety and insecurity around maths, affecting their ability to flourish within the community. They will be running six courses over 22 weeks, offering mindfulness and relaxation techniques to overcome anxiety. These sessions will cover maths topics in a fun and engaging way through games and online resources such as videos and quizzes. The topics will link to real-life scenarios with “maths moments”, such as timekeeping, budgeting, cooking, house maintenance, places in the community and travel. Once the learner has completed their course, they can progress onto accredited learning and further training. 

To find out more information please contact  

Bath College is delivering a range of practical and engaging numeracy courses within the region.  Offering a range of initiatives to help adults improve their maths skills with our practical, supportive and - hopefully! -fun workshops.   

Whether you would like to improve your job prospects, upskill your workforce, keep up with your children or just feel more confident with numbers, there is something for everyone.   

From one-off taster sessions to maths with an industry focus, these sessions can boost the confidence and skill level for adults and can outline progression pathways for anyone who would like to go on to gain a qualification.  Bath College’s ‘measure up’ courses focus on skills with measurement, volume, capacity and conversion through vocational skills including woodwork and nutrition.  Bespoke courses for employers will support staff to boost their numeracy.  This may include working with databases to build in formula, understanding how to work out accurate costings, working with money including discounts, mark-ups and feasibility or understanding ratios and proportions for mixing accurately and without waste. 

Sessions are usually just a few hours each week and can be delivered at your workplace or in a community venue.  Face to face and online learning is available and there is no charge to take part. 

To find out more information please contact (Tel: 01225 328 822) 

This programme will be developing and delivering fun, practical activities in community venues to build confidence, and support people to progress to courses aimed at improving your maths further, including opportunities to gain a maths qualification. 

Working with established partnership of children’s centres, schools, and libraries, the Bristol City Council Community Learning team will develop family maths ‘bite size’ activities. These will help eligible parents/carers develop fun ways to support their children with maths 

Working with established partnership of VCS organisations, including local advice partners, they will develop ‘bite size’ ‘Money Matters’ activities to help support financial resilience. They will also develop informal ESOL and maths activities to ensure that migrants are supported to improve their maths confidence whilst also improving their English skills. Working with Bristol City Council’s One Front Door service, they will develop engaging ‘Maths for Work’ activities, enabling job seekers to improve both their employability options 

More information on the course is available on their website

“The Strength in Numbers” programme has been designed for adults who would like to improve their maths skills for everyday life. The programme provides an alternative learning experience to traditional educational settings, empowering participants to develop a new mindset about maths and numbers. The course will be delivered within a relaxed, non-pressured environment, providing practical learning which will enable participants to gain the skills and confidence to master simple maths, in ways that are meaningful for them, and in a context that meets their needs.  

The course is open to anyone who may feel anxious or worried when dealing with numbers, those with learning difficulties, those who would simply like to improve their skills and practical application, or as a precursor to a further qualification.  

At the end of the programme participants will have achieved the skills necessary to progress to Level 1 and/or Level 2 Maths. 

To find out more information please visit their website or book your place please email  

SGS College are delivering a range of courses to help learners to improve their numeracy skills in various ways. These include the following; 

“It all adds up - in Work” - Maths is weaved into our lives without us even realising it, this course looks at how numbers feature in day to day work, looking at what sectors uses maths, how to understand tax, national insurance and pensions with a focus on what is in a payslip. Microsoft word and excel will be explored along with how to budget effectively. There will be a mini project for groups to focus on where teams will work together to create a new business/company using all the skills from the course.  

“It all adds up – in Life” - with the costs of living increasing each day, many people are looking for help to see how they can get more for their pound. Living within a smaller budget, finding the best price for food/petrol is so important and also understanding their energy bill to see if it can be reduced. Exploring cheaper options for phone bills, car and house insurance and also cooking on a budget. All vital ways to help keep our community through the winter months.  

“Equal ESOL” - this course is all about living and working for anyone where English is their second language. From calculating increasing shopping costs, how to save money, navigating public transport, getting the best deal with domestic bills and supporting learners in getting the most for their money. This course will support learners with their English as well as seeing them plan and research a walking tour of the city which they will take part in on their last day so they can feel more settled and familiar with region.   

"Community Cake and eat it" and "Pi in the sky "- 'bitesize' sessions to be delivered within Community Centres to help learners in basic functional maths through various ways such as games with embedded maths tasks. 

"Supermarket (maths) sweep" - this course has been designed to work with employed staff within the retail and supermarket sector to help improve employees' numeracy skills within their everyday job roles. 

To find out more information on these courses please visit their website or please contact (Tel: 01179 092 327) 

South Gloucestershire Council with Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) staff will be delivering community events and courses in the beginning of January which link maths skills to everyday life to. The range of courses will involve food planning, gardening, why do I hate maths and safe use of technology/social media and craft related activity with the relevant maths skills embedded within these topics.

To find out more information on these courses please contact

Weston College are delivering a variety of training courses that will be delivered in groups of up to 10 learners at a time and will be topic-based, taking the form of a mix of practice, and learning activities, worksheets and assessments with practical applications in simulation and real-world situations. They include the following:

Cost of Living Maths: This course will help the learner to better manage their household finances and lessen the impact of rises in the cost of living on their families. The training is aimed at anyone who manages a family or personal budget, with a particular focus on those who are on benefits or low incomes.

Maths for ESOL: It will be working with those who are currently learning English as a second or other language. The course will cover cultural differences and similarities in our use of maths skills and numbers, applied mathematics in a variety of cultural settings and developing confidence in using maths in everyday conversations and situations.

Maths for Parents: This course is designed to support parents of primary aged children to develop the numerical and mathematical skills to be able to support their children with home- and schoolwork, and to be more confident in their own use of maths in applied situations. This strand will be delivered in association with the Kaleidoscope Multi-academy Trust and Castle Batch Children’s Centre.

Sector-based Maths: This course will be for individuals who are currently job seeking and preparing for employment and will fill common skills gaps within the local workforce. The skills developed will focus on the practical application of maths within the warehousing and logistics, health and care, customer service and construction industries and other vocations.

Maths for Employers: This programme will be delivered direct to those currently employed by Royal Mail or the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) to up skill their workforces.

To find out more information please contact (Tel: 01934 411 417)

WEA has designed small-size classes of 8-10 learners to demystify maths and apply it to everyday life. These short, unaccredited modules use quizzes and challenges to boost learners' confidence leading towards qualifications. These modules will enhance employability/promotion prospects and help with life's challenges. Each stage completion results in a Multiply' digital badge' to recognise the learner's success.

WEA has an initial soft diagnostic assessment with a dedicated mentor to ascertain the most appropriate course for learners' needs. The initial 1:1 soft diagnostic assessment with the mentor will explore barriers, including negative educational experiences, low English levels, financial challenges, family situation, neurodiversity, low confidence/motivation, offending, insecure housing and childcare commitments.

To find out more information on courses, please get in touch with 0300 303 3464.

YTKO are delivering two five week course which will deliver weekly in-person Masterclasses to teach and strengthen mathematical skills for anyone who wants to gain confidence when dealing with numbers in their current role. 

Each session will be taught in a central Bristol location and led by an expert tutor who understands the challenges that many people face when dealing with a lack of confidence with numbers. You will also be part of a friendly, welcoming group of like-minded learners, led by YTKO who will assist your progression to make sure that you’re well equipped to further your training and gain the outcomes that you need to succeed. Starting on 10th January 2023, each week an expert tutor will cover new topics, from multiplication and division, probability, percentages, different metrics, creating reports, analysing data and more. Each Masterclass will allow you plenty of time to ask questions, assess case studies and learn from your peers, whilst building a live project to demonstrate your learning and prepare a presentation covering all areas taught over the five weeks of learning. 

To find out more please visit Alternatively, contact YTKO at (Tel: 0800 456 1311) 

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