• Employability Support, Life Skills
  • Industry
  • Rolling programme
  • Start date
  • 19+
  • Eligible Age Range

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Multiply – making numbers count

Multiply is a new programme to help adults (19+) become more confident in using numbers and maths in everyday life through a range of free activities, delivered through a range of partners throughout Renfrewshire. Funding is provided through the UK Shared Prosperity, managed by Renfrewshire Council. Activities and learning are provided through:

Third Sector Organisations

Klas Care – delivering numeracy activities to parents of children in primary schools to gain confidence and help them to help their children with homework. Creche available.

RAMH – delivering cooking with numbers course, improving skills using numbers while you learn about the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet and learn how to shop wisely.

VIAS – providing money management courses to people with learning disabilities.

Reduce the Deficit with Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities (REEM) – This project is designed to help women from diverse backgrounds improve their numeracy skills. It’s a supportive and comfortable learning environment where women can develop their confidence in using numbers and basic arithmetic.

Practical Maths for Work (Hands On) with Barnardo’s – Gain confidence with numbers through practical carpentry and countryside management. Working outdoors, you’ll learn practical skills while building bird boxes, benches and decorative bricks. Learn how to plan, cost and measure materials. Learn about units of measurement and ratios. Work with money, costing individual units and working out potential profits.

Fun with Numbers at Pachedu – The sessions give participants the skills to support their kids with maths homework, build numeracy skills for personal development and give the confidence to manage their own money or help them tackle any form of situation.

Learning Providers

Community Learning and Development – Fun with Maths is a family learning programme about finding a love of maths through play and brushing up on maths skills.

West College Scotland – learning programme supporting individuals to improve their skills in using numbers. The Numeracy course offers a range of workshops which provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Increase their confidence using numbers.
  • Improve their understanding of numbers.
  • Progress to education, training or employment.
  • Enhance their career opportunities.
  • Gain Numeracy and National 4/5 Maths SQA qualifications.
  • Access the Colleges wide resources and facilities.

Money Management

Renfrewshire CAB will be offering training and support to improve money management skills and will help clients to maximise available income, increase the use of appropriate financial products and avoid spiralling debt.

Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance are running five interactive finances workshops this autumn. With quizzing, video and chat will help you unravel the jargon around money.

More information can be found at Help to use numbers and improve maths skills (Multiply) – Renfrewshire Website

The programme is supported by a Multiply Officer, Sandra Brown who stated “We are still at the early stages of the programme, which is due to run until March 2025, however we already have some fantastic programmes aimed at all residents in Renfrewshire. We aim to involve other interested partners as we progress and would like to encourage you all to raise awareness of the activity available”.


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  • Address Renfrewshire House, Paisley, UK
  • City Paisley
  • Post Code PA1 1JD
  • Area Programmes throughout Renfrewshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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Updated on November 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm
  • Industry: Employability Support, Life Skills
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 19+
  • Course Length: varies by provider
  • End Date: 31/03/2025
  • Course Capacity: 15
  • Eligible Groups: Still in Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment, Redundant/Facing Redundancy
  • Attendance Pattern: Varies by provider
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Renfrewshire
  • Start date: Rolling programme

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