Believe in Yourself

about multiply

Multiply, with Truro and Penwith College, can improve your employment chances, build maths confidence and give you the skills to help your children with their maths homework. If you’re aged 19+ Multiply can help you.

Through Multiply, we want to boost people’s confidence and ability to use maths and numbers effectively in daily life, at home and work. This includes helping people attain a formal qualification to open doors to new jobs, career progression and/or further study. All adults who need to improve their numeracy (up to and including level 2 or equivalent) will be able to access free flexible courses and initiatives that fit around their lives.

In support of this project Truro and Penwith College will deliver a programme of free online, workplace and College based activities that will improve participation and confidence among adults in numeracy activities plus provide the necessary foundations for Multiply participants to then progress onto further training, accredited qualifications, access career progression pathways or feel more assured in their ability to support their family with maths.

All of our courses offer both learning and personal support from specialist staff that is tailored to meet your specific needs. You can study at your own pace, at a time that suits you, with the freedom to revisit areas of the course as little or as much as you like without having to keep the same pace as others.

The project will focus on 4 key activity areas:
  1.  Courses to build confidence and skills needed to apply for certain jobs and to develop employment opportunities
  2. Activities and courses for parents and carers to help them support their children with maths and maths homework
  3. Courses to build confidence and help you apply maths to daily life.
  4. Collaboration with employers to design and deliver bespoke programmes for their workforce.
Skills For Life:

All courses delivered through Multiply are fully funded by the UK Government under the Skills for Life Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of skills offers among adults, whether they are looking to change career, want to find a more rewarding job or are just starting out.

Shared prosperity fund:

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit:

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been allocated a total of £132m to spend on local investments over three years until March 2025.  Cornwall Council is managing the delivery of the Shared Prosperity Fund on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through the Good Growth team.

As part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), Multiply is a new government-funded project to help adults unlock their potential by improving their numeracy skills. Truro and Penwith College will pilot and deliver innovative approaches to add value to the existent mainstream offer for adult numeracy, utilising the SPF investment to expedite and achieve additional activity to facilitate personal and professional development and support economic growth.