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Support your children's maths development through free adult numeracy programme

Posted on Friday 10th February 2023
Philip White newsroom

Philip White

Free adult numeracy courses aimed at parents, grandparents and carers to help them to support children with maths homework and exam preparation, are being offered through a county council programme.

A range of courses are on offer to support children of all school ages (key stages one to four) across the county and both online and in person. They’re designed to help boost knowledge and confidence in adults to help their children’s learning.

Staffordshire County Council is coordinating the Government’s national Multiply programme locally. Other numeracy courses are supporting people to manage household budgeting to ease cost of living pressures and lead people towards qualifications. Courses are delivered by professional training organisations and the county’s colleges.

The county council secured £4.2million from the Government as part of the £570million Multiply scheme. It is a three-year fully funded programme, giving people the opportunity to learn when and where they want. Courses are both online and in-person, easy to access and suited to people’s needs and lifestyles.

People can find out more about the programme at: https://bit.ly/ExploreFreeCourses

Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy and skills Philip White said:

Improving numeracy skills at any age helps to increase confidence and manage day-to-day tasks, from household budgeting to helping children with maths homework and exam preparation.

The Multiply programme offers free and easy to access numeracy courses to suit everyone, whether that’s in person or online, and includes one-to-one guidance sessions. We’re working with local providers to support people where they need it most, whether it’s managing your finances, supporting children with homework or gaining qualifications which can lead to employment opportunities.

The courses are up and running now so we’d urge people to get in touch to find out more.”

Multiply is available to anyone aged 19 and over, and those seeking a qualification who don’t have GCSE maths grade C or equivalent.

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