Adults looking to improve their numeracy skills are set to benefit from a £270 million investment in new courses under the government’s new multiplying maths skills for adults initiative.
Multiply will offer adults who do not already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in Maths or equivalent, and need to improve their numeracy, free flexible courses that fit around their lives. Courses are expected to be available this autumn in person or online, at work or at home, and either on a part time or intensive basis.
Employers who could benefit from boosting their workforce’s skills will be able to work with their Local Authority and training providers to deliver Maths GCSEs or work-ready Functional Skills Qualifications as well as design and deliver bespoke programmes for their workforce, at no cost to them. Read more
How to apply for Multiply funding
For guidance on how local authorities in England can access funding under the multiplying maths skills for adults initiative see here.
Catch up tuition fund
Find out more about funding to support 16 to 19 year olds who haven’t yet achieved a Grade 6 in maths and/or English at GCSE here.