Are you ready to multiply your confidence with numbers?
Numeracy is the ability to understand and use maths in daily life – whether that’s at home, at work or in school.
Numeracy is often misunderstood – and people think it involves learning complex skills like algebra or battling with really complicated maths equations – neither sounds much fun!
But it’s way more useful than that!
Numeracy simply means being confident to use basic maths in real life situations. Numeracy is as important as literacy – and you need skills in both to get on in life and fulfil your potential.
Some examples of the way maths is used every day include:
- Timekeeping – like working out how many minutes until the next bus.
- Following a recipe and weighing ingredients
- Checking you’ve received the right change
- Setting and keeping to a budget
- Helping children with homework
- Understanding the financial implications when borrowing money
- Managing your diet and nutrition
- Measuring medicine doses
- Making sense of statistics and graphs in the news
Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.
If you are aged 19 or over and would like some support to improve your maths skills – whether or not you already have a maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent) – you can access a variety of different FREE courses in your area.
We are also keen to hear from Lincolnshire businesses who would like to access the Multiply programme to support their team members. By investing in numeracy skills you can increase employee confidence, retention and internal progression.
Click HERE to fill out the Expression of Interest form and we will be delighted to help you on your exciting numeracy journey!
Alternatively, please contact the Multiply team at Multiply@lincolnshire.gov.uk or get more detail on the various courses our partners are delivering in your area by visiting their website:
- 3CATS – Lincoln
- Abbey Access Training – Lincoln
- Boston College – Boston, East Lindsey, South Holland
- Skills365 – Online and Across Lincolnshire
- CLIP – East and West Lindsey
- Curiosity Global Education Limited – Lincoln City and East Lindsey
- First College – East Lindsey
- Grantham College – South Kesteven
- Greenborough – Across Lincolnshire
- Grimsby Institute – East Lindsey
- Stamford College – South Holland, South Kesteven
- LAGAT – Lincoln, Boston, East Lindsey
- Lincoln City Foundation – Lincoln, East and West Lindsey, Boston
- Lincoln College – Lincoln, East and West Lindsey, North and South Kesteven
- Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust – Across Lincolnshire
- Pelican Trust – Lincoln, West Lindsey
- Riverside Access and Training Centre – West Lindsey
- Steadfast Training – Boston, Lincoln, South Holland, North and South Kesteven
- Voluntary Centre Services – Across Lincolnshire
If you are a professional with teaching skills and experience, and would like to learn more about how you can become involved with the Multiply Programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with more details on the nature of your enquiry.