Multiply is the new national programme focused on improving adult numeracy skills. As part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund the programme is targeted at Adults (over 19) who don’t already have Level 2 maths, designed to help people to develop their numeracy skills and confidence and support businesses to invest in their workforce/staff.
This three-year programme will be delivered across the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area through community-based and employer-based learning. For year 1, the programme will support residents with low numeracy levels (below Level 2) who also experience barriers to addressing these skills (such as a fear/phobia or lacking confidence with numbers).
The programme will work with residents to help break down multiple barriers and increase numeracy confidence, supporting adults to move closer towards and onto mainstream maths provision at Levels 1 and 2. This includes using methods such as developing a growth mindset, learning by stealth and sequenced bite-sized chunks of learning, which will support individuals to improve their numeracy skills.
Applications no longer open. There has been one funding round for year 1 as part of this project. They are currently no longer live, but the information on funded learning providers can be found on this page.
If you have further questions about the fund, if you want to be added to the communications list or are interested in being a partner in the year 2 programme please contact Skills@WestofEngland-Ca.gov.uk with “Multiply” in the subject line.
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