We are delighted to announce the extension of our Multiply contract in Derbyshire following a successful pilot that supported over 80 people to improve their confidence and numeracy skills. Interventions focused on empowering individuals/families to take control and personal ownership of their finances, and to confidently self-lead positive finances at home, in life and at work.
Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills and build confidence with numbers for life and work. It is available to anyone aged 19+ without a Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths.
57% of the working age adult population in England are estimated to have low numeracy skills.
Good numeracy skills can unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare people for further study. They also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.
People aged 19 and over who don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build their confidence with numbers and start working towards a qualification.
Through Multiply, DBC Training is offering flexible and engaging activities across Derbyshire to help people develop functional numeracy skills for everyday life, helping them to manage and save money for their household.
Course participants will:
build their confidence in using numbers in everyday life
unlock new job opportunities or progress in work
manage your money better and make savings
set and manage and budget
take control of their personal and household finances
support their children with their home learning
take the next step to higher levels of training for example, an apprenticeship or level 3 qualification (equivalent to A levels)
If you wish to find out more information, you can visit our dedicated web page here!