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Multiply - Numeracy skills

A poster that says 'Multiply your confidence' with logos reading 'Funded by UK Government' and 'Powered by Levelling Up'. The poster shows a man holding a calculator and piggy bank.

Multiply is a UK government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.

If you’re aged 16+, and don’t have a maths National 5 (or equivalent), you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification.

Good numeracy skills may unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study. They also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.

There are courses for beginners and more advanced courses such as National 5 Maths, Functional Skills Qualifications, or equivalent, so you will be able to learn at a pace that suits you.

Multiply Providers

Fife Council

Fife Council provide numeracy courses as part of the Multiply programme to help adults build confidence with numbers. The courses that are offered as part of the Multiply programme are:


It’s OK To Not Like Numbers:

Our ‘It’s OK To Not Like Numbers’ course will help you understand anxiety around numbers and will give you the tools to learn practical ways to cope with it. Available both online, and in-person, this course will help you become comfortable with numbers, and provide methods to manage anxiety when it comes to maths.

Shop Better, Eat Better:

Understand numbers used in supermarkets and shops to help you shop better and eat better. This course will help you understand common numeracy terms used in shops, as well as understand labels, cost per unit, and nutritional value tables.

Understanding these numbers can help you maintain a healthier diet and can even help you budget better for your food shopping.

Numeracy at the Hub:

If you’re looking to improve your number skills and work towards qualifications, Numeracy at the Hub is the course for you. This course will provide a step-by-step process to improving numeracy skills and working towards different qualifications that can take you to the next step in your career.

Sewing Numeracy:

Our ‘Sewing Numeracy’ course will help you learn the basics of measuring, cutting precisely, and counting stitches. If you’re interested in a new hobby, or just looking for a fun way to improve your numeracy skills, our ‘Sewing Numeracy’ course is perfect for you.

Numeracy at Auchmuty:

If you’re looking to improve your number skills and work towards qualifications, Numeracy at Auchmuty is the course for you. This course will provide a step-by-step process to improving numeracy skills and working towards different qualifications that can take you to the next step in your career.


Quilting with Numbers:

Like our ‘Sewing Numeracy’ course, ‘Quilting with Numbers’ is a fun way to boost your numeracy knowledge and take part in a fun activity. This course will help you master the basics of measuring, cutting, and creating beautiful arts and crafts using numbers.

Boosting Budget Numeracy:

Is the cost-of-living crisis affecting you? Do you struggle with budgeting, or confidence with numbers? Our ‘Boosting Budget Numeracy’ course is designed to help ease the pressures of the cost-of-living crisis, and help you become more comfortable with budgeting.

Learn to use your money wisely by creating, managing, and sticking to budgets. This course will help you ease the anxiety of money in a comfortable, stress-free environment.

North East Fife: 

Family Numeracy Sessions (Anstruther):

Bring the whole family along to our ‘Family Numeracy Sessions’ in Anstruther, where we’ll help you boost your numeracy knowledge through a number of fun activities. With numeracy games aimed at all ages, our family sessions are designed to be a fun and interactive way to make learning about numbers easy and stress-free.

Making Your Money Work (Cupar Youth Cafe):

If you’re interested in making your money work for you, then our ‘Making Your Money Work’ course will help you master the basics of maximising your numeracy knowledge. This course is designed to help you discover new ways to make your money work, and help you get a little bit extra out of any spare cash.

ABE Numeracy (Westfield):

Our ABE Numeracy courses cover a wide range of numeracy skills from beginner to proficient. These courses are delivered in small groups, and everyone is encouraged to learn at their own pace. Working with individuals, our tutors will be able to help you understand basic numeracy principles, as well as help you with any particular issues you might be facing.

For more information, or to apply for one of our courses, call 0800 783 5161 or email the team using the form below.

Contact the service

Fife College

Fife College delivers more than 400 courses across 40 specialist areas from our campuses in, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth. Start your journey today! -

Fife Gingerbread

We support and empower Fife’s lone parents and families in need for better todays and brighter tomorrows. -


Founded in 1903, our mission is to bring adult education within reach of everyone who needs it. This could be in a local venue near you, or online via your computer, tablet or phone. We've a course for everyone, why not join us today? -

Kingdom Community Bank

We're a community-owned financial co-operative which means we exist only to benefit our members. As well as our core financial products, we promote better number skills, budgeting and financial literacy - including raising awareness of financial harms, fraud, loan sharks and online security. -

Enable Scotland

Enable Works supports people who are facing barriers to employment to obtain and sustain high quality and rewarding careers. We provide a variety of work programmes, training and resources to help jobseekers with disabilities and health conditions, inclusive of mental health.

We are offering an 8-week SQA accredited course with a focus on boosting your confidence with numbers, digital skills and money management. Support is person centred, allowing for the programme to be delivered in a group, one-to-one or a mixture of both. -

Kingdom Housing Association

Kingdom Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord with charitable status.  We are based in Fife and work across East Central Scotland providing housing, care and support services.  Our Multiply project aims to help job seekers who have low numeracy skills and struggle to progress into and sustain employment and training opportunities because of this. -

PARS Foundation

Established in 2013, The Pars Foundation are responsible for the 
running of the community programme on behalf of Dunfermline 
Athletic Football Club. Our aim is to provide a wide and diverse programme of events. We strive to make a positive difference in the local community through our innovative and inclusive programme of activities -


FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental wellbeing in a culture where there is no stigma.-

Helm Training

Our long-term vision is a Scotland where all young people have access to education, training and housing that supports them to learn. -

LEAD Scotland

Lead Scotland is a national charity supporting disabled people and carers by providing personalised learning, befriending, advice and information services. –

Community Trade Hub

Community Trade Hub provides a unique learning environment that has helped countless students get ahead with their career journey -

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity with a vision for everyone in the UK to get on with numbers so they can get on in life. -