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Learn number skills with "Multiply"


If you are aged 19 or over, the Multiply programme will offer you the chance to boost your confidence in maths through a wide range of short and fun activities.

Do you:

  • have a fear of maths?
  • feel like you can't do maths?
  • feel like maths gets in the way of being able to take part in activities, education or employment opportunities?
  • feel like maths stops you from keeping up with the kids or being able to help with homework?
  • struggle to manage your budget, especially as the cost of living rises?

Our 'Multiply' programme is here to help you.

The programme is run in partnership with local schools, employers, voluntary and community sector organisations, charities, colleges and training providers. We also have a team of Multiply Champions based in the community who we can't wait to introduce you to. 

List of free online courses

Course starting dates and times

Our upcoming courses being delivered across County Durham include:

Budgeting Basics

Help to take control of your finances by understanding how budgeting works.

Family Finances

This session will help you manage your money and budget in daily family life to give you a helping hand to look after those pennies. A chance to share budgeting hints and tips with each other and learn about money saving hacks! Our Multiply Champion will offer support to build on your confidence in your maths development, come and join us and give it a try!

Fathers Making Maths Fun

Create fun ways to learn maths for you and your child; this can be through playing games, coding secret messages, or even using your hobbies. Come along and find out more about this course and have a fun time! 

Homework Help

Understand what your child is learning in maths lessons from year 1 to year 6. 

Maths hub

This course will help you to become more confident with number skills in everyday life. This is an open session to develop your numeracy skills and after completing this course you may wish to gain a recognised qualification in maths or progress onto another course of your choice and the Multiply team will support you with this.

Primary Maths Techniques

Support to understand what your child is learning in maths lessons, from Year 1 to Year 6 so you can help with their homework questions. 

Super Spreadsheets for Beginners

Spreadsheets can be a great tool to help you understand your spending habits and is one of the skills employers are looking for.

Course Title

Location

Start Date

Times

Basic Maths BudgetingWillington Family Hub, Chapel Street, Willington, Crook, County Durham, DL15 0EQ5 February 20241:00pm 3:30pm
Multiply Homework HelpChester-le-Street Family Hub, Gray Avenue, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 2EL9 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Super Spreadsheets for BeginnersBishop Auckland Family Hub, Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland County Durham, DL14 6QL9 February 202412:30pm to 3.00pm
Maths HubPeterlee Family Hub, Ellison Road, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 5NJ9 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Basic Maths BudgetingWillington Family Hub, Chapel Street, Willington, Crook, County Durham, DL15 0EQ12 February 20241:00pm to 3:30pm
Multiply Budgeting BasicsChester-le-Street Family Hub, Gray Avenue, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 2EL16 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Super Spreadsheets for BeginnersBishop Auckland Family Hub, Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland County Durham, DL14 6QL16 February 202412:30pm to 3.00pm
Family FinancesPeterlee Family Hub, Ellison Road, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 5NJ16 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Primary Maths TechniquesWillington Family Hub, Chapel Street, Willington, Crook, County Durham, DL15 0EQ19 February 20241:00pm to 3:30pm
Multiply Budgeting BasicsChester-le-Street Family Hub, Gray Avenue, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 2EL23 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Fathers Making Maths FunBishop Auckland Family Hub, Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland County Durham, DL14 6QL23 February 202412:30pm to 3.00pm
Family FinancesPeterlee Family Hub, Ellison Road, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 5NJ23 February 20249:30am to 12:00 noon
Primary Maths TechniquesWillington Family Hub, Chapel Street, Willington, Crook, County Durham, DL15 0EQ26 February 20241:00pm to 3:30pm

Use the Enquire about DurhamLearn courses to ask for further information on any of our courses, or alternatively you can contact us.

Check your numeracy level

This Multiply: Take a quick numeracy quiz will help you to understand where you might want to improve your numbers knowledge.

There are 6 multiple-choice numeracy questions, it will take around five minutes to complete, and you may use a calculator if you wish. The quiz will also explain how to get to the correct answer.

What's your numeracy like?

Not sure what your numeracy level is? Why not find out with a short quiz and get some quick tip with the Multiply: National Numeracy Challenge which aims to give you an accurate picture of your everyday maths skills through a few simple to answer questions.

Learner feedback

"From the first moment I met Michael he made me feel comfortable he is a great guy and an amazing tutor. With his guidance and encouragement I have been able to expand my knowledge of mathematics massively. I believe these classes are a fantastic resource for people wanting to expand their knowledge in certain subjects and I will be forever grateful to Michael and Durham learn for the skills I have gained."

"I want to be able to pay my bills and read my letters by myself and this has helped me"

"...thoroughly enjoyed the programme. I have progressed well and it has really aided me in my daily life. This will also help me hugely in all I do in the future"

"Thank you so much for everything so far - I would never have thought I'd enjoy maths this much! "

"Ah, this must be what they are doing in my son's school, he's in reception - it makes so much more sense what he's doing now you've told us this. I'll be able to support him better now"

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