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Multiply - Confidence with Numbers - First Steps towards formal qualifications

Course ID: 175168

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • A new, government-funded programme which helps adults to improve their maths skills.
  • This is a short course, taught by our supportive staff who are experienced in supporting adult learners.
  • Free for adults aged 19 and over who don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent).
  • May unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study.
  • Will also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.

What to expect from the course

Multiply is a short course, taught over 6 weeks, 3 hours a week. There are options to study either during the day or as an evening course, subject to available places.

Multiply is a government-funded programme which is designed to help adults to improve their maths skills. The course is 100% free of charge for adults aged 19 or over who don't already have a GCSE Maths grade C/4 or above.

Good numeracy skills can help to unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages. They can also open the door to further study. Developing maths skills can also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.

There are study options for complete beginners to more advanced courses such as GCSE Maths, so you will be able to learn at a pace that suits you.

Topics include:
Working with numbers
Handling data

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Increased confidence and skills to support home learning of you and those around you.

Development of broader numeracy skills to support with employment and progression opportunities.

Progression onto formal numeracy qualifications, including Functional Skills and GCSE.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), you can access this course for free. No other experience or prior qualifications are required.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. GCSE Maths, GCSE English and Functional Skills course fees may be free if you haven't already obtained a grade C / 4 or above in these subjects.

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