Multiply is a new national 3-year funded programme from the Department for Education aimed at helping people to become more confident with numbers.

Many of us don't find using numbers all that easy, and lacking confidence in this is actually very common. Multiply provides free, flexible courses that aim to support you to learn skills you can use in everyday life.

Why choose Multiply

There are lots of ways that Multiply can improve your life. Whether you want to get better at saving money, improve your budgeting skills, understand financial information or simply revisit some basic maths like fractions and percentages, Multiply can help.

Perhaps you are a keen baker and want help with measurements, or there may be some number skills required in your job that you don't feel very confident with – Multiply can help with that too.


If you’re aged 19+ and do not already have a GCSE at grade C (or equivalent) in maths, Multiply is available to you. 

Find a course

Courses are available online or face to face at a centre local to you. Free of charge, Multiply is flexible around your life, so you don't have to worry about changing your plans to start improving your skills.

We are working with four providers who are running Multiply courses. These are local providers so that everyone in Lancashire can easily access this new provision. They are the Lancashire Colleges, the WEA, Inspira and PHX Training.

You can find out more about how they are providing the Multiply programme using the links below.

The Lancashire Colleges will be running Multiply courses across Lancashire via:

  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Burnley College
  • Lancaster and Morecambe College
  • Myerscough College
  • Nelson and Colne College
  • Preston College
  • Runshaw College
  • West Lancashire College

Find out more at the Lancashire Colleges website.

The WEA is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. The charity works across Lancashire's 12 districts to bring high-quality, professional education to grassroots community groups.

Find out more at the WEA website.

Inspira are experts in employability skills who work with local people in Lancashire and Cumbria to help the, into work, improve their skills and open new opportunities.

Find out more at the Inspira website.

PHX Training deliver services to support people to complete qualifications and improve their lives for the better. With centres in Preston, Chorley, Leyland, Skelmersdale, Morecambe and Blackpool, PHX Training was set up to meet emerging skills gap throughout the North West.

Find out more at the PHX Training website.

Multiply for employers

If your business could benefit from improving the numeracy skills of your workforce, Multiply can help.

You can access bespoke courses designed to meet your business needs, all of which are free and flexible to work around your business.

Multiply not only helps your business, but supports your employees to become more confident with numbers, reducing workforce errors and improving productivity.

Courses are being delivered across Lancashire and can be accessed in person or online.

More information

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To find out more about the programme, visit the Skills For Life website.