CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training


What is the multiply programme?

Good numeracy skills can unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or help you to prepare for further study. They can also help in everyday life, such as when you are asked to help children with homework or need to budget your household finances. 

CALAT will be offering a wide range of maths based courses, developed around real world situations, to defeat your maths demons and give your confidence around numbers a  boost. 

The London Multiply programme, launched at the end of 2022, aims to support thousands of Londoners aged 19+ with no or low numeracy qualifications to access essential numeracy skills training for free.

The London Multiply programme will work with employers, community organisations, and local partners to support Londoners build the numeracy skills needed for work and everyday life.

If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths GCSE Grade 4/ Grade C or equivalent, you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification.

Courses on offer:

Course Date / Time / Duration Location
Preparing for Functional Skills (Maths) Enrol now! - 10-12pm - 11 weeks Online
Introduction to Google Sheets and Calendar (Multiply) 28/06 - 10-12pm - 3 weeks Strand House
Maths made easy for teaching Assistants (Multiply) 07/06 - 10-12pm - 6 weeks Strand House
Maths made easy for teaching Assistants (Multiply) 05/06 - 7-9pm - 6 weeks Online
  • EXCEL essentials: Short Excel course including introduction and use of mathematical functions (e.g. sum, sorting values, time/date formats, graphs) as well as other useful tips and shortcuts.
  • Support your children with maths: This course is aimed at London residents who want to be confident supporting their children with their maths homework, this course will also build their skills to help them become more number confident.
  • Maths exam preparation: Aimed at those intending to sit a GCSE or functional skills (L1/L2) Maths exam. The focus will be on exam technique including, understanding the language of maths exams, number fluency, efficient use of calculators & dissecting questions into step-by-step processes. Learners already on functional skills maths courses welcome but not essential.
  • Preparing for Functional skills (maths): Perfect for those looking to start a functional skills maths course in September 2023. This is great for those who have had a break from formal learning and looking to upskill and progress in their life and career. At the end of the course, learners will be advised about opportunities to continue developing their maths skills and the suitable next steps within CALAT.
  • Introduction to Google Sheets and Calendar (Multiply): Learn how to use both of these free to use applications in a concise, 3 week course. Find out how to create and customise spreadsheets. Manage your time with an online calendar and personalise it to make it work for you. A great introduction to spreadsheets in general for both personal and office use.
  • Maths made easy for Teaching Assistants (Multiply): A course designed to make you a more effective teaching assistant by focusing on how and when children are being taught particular maths topics at school, particularly at Key Stage 1 and 2. By looking at the methods and language of maths being used in schools, it is ideal for those who are less confident in their own maths skills and want to improve. By the end of the course learners will be able to better support children and teachers at school while equipping themselves for the next stage in their own maths learning. 

Multiply courses can help you to:

  • Improve your confidence
  • Manage your money
  • Strengthen skills in the workplace
  • Upskill to access better job opportunities
  • Gain a maths qualification if you don’t have one
  • Support your children while improving your own skills
  • Access maths if you’ve found it hard to access before
  • For more information on Multiply, please see the GOV website here.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have the right to live and work in UK
  • Be aged 19+
  • Live in London
  • Not have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent)
  • Have evidence of 3 years of residency in the UK

Dates and locations:

There are multiple options on offer:

  • Start dates throughout 2023
  • Different venues across the borough, as well as online
  • Course duration from 2 hour taster sessions to full term courses
  • At times to suit you – daytime, evening and weekends

How do I get on a Multiply maths course?

You can use the form below to either enrol on a course, or be contacted by us about our Multiply courses.