Maths for life & work

Maths for life & work
Courses online & in London

These courses help you develop your maths for life and work without the pressure of exams. You will focus on using maths to analyse and solve problems at all levels for everyday life and in the workplace. You will work on interpreting the world mathematically and begin to see that maths is everywhere!

Free Multiply courses

We offer Multiply courses which take place either in the City Lit building at Keeley Street or in your local community centre. Multiply courses are free to anyone living in London and does not hold a GCSE in Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Learn more: About Multiply courses at City Lit

What is the best course for me?

You need to do a pre-course assessment. You can also do it online, but a face-to-face assessment is best. 

  • Online assessment - click ‘Start Assessment’ on the course page
  • Or book a face-to-face assessment - call 0204 582 0423 or contact us by email at universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk for an appointment. You can also come without an appointment.

Times:

  • Every Monday 12- 2pm
  • Every Wednesday 6-8pm
  • Every Friday 11am-1pm (23rd August – 6th October)

For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet.

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  1. Maths for ESOL (Pre-entry)
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    On this course you will learn the basic skills and language that will help you to solve Maths word problems. This course will cover mainly the Numbers section and by the end of the course, you will be able to progress to the part 2 which will cover Measures, shapes, and Space. This course will help you to build your confidence in understanding key words that are used regarding maths and what are the operations that you will have to use to solve problems.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  2. Workplace numeracy - Entry level
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    On this course you will learn the basic maths skills you need in the workplace such as adding and subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, telling the time, understanding simple fractions and understanding data. This course will help you to build your confidence to identify and solve mathematical problems at work. It can also help to build confidence and advance your career.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

  3. Discover the maths in the world around you: from nature to buildings (entry 3-level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you got 'maths eyes'? Come and discover how maths is all around you. On this course, you will use your camera, eyes, even your ears and nose to discover how maths is everywhere. You will use the natural world, buildings, vehicles, food, objects to realise how much maths there is in the world. You will also look at certain jobs and the maths used in these. You will discover how angles, numbers, shapes, calculations, measurements make up the world and by doing this you will improve your maths skills and learn how to ask mathematical questions about the world.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  4. Maths for life and work (level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to prepare for Functional Skills Level 2 maths? Do you need to improve your maths to become more confident in problem-solving, analysing and making decisions at work and in your personal life? This course will help you with all of the above and make maths come alive. You will see how mathematics is everywhere and you will develop the maths you need to participate, make progress and express yourself in today's society. You will work on tasks which require you to use whole numbers and decimals, fractions and percentages and recognise the relationships between them. You will work on solving problem involving time, money and measurements, as well learn how to measure confidently and convert between units of measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and be better able to interpret, discuss and comment on the graphs, charts and tables you see in newspapers, on the internet and at work.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00
  5. Creative maths: sewing, craftwork and photography (entry 1-3)
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you love making things? Do you struggle with everyday numbers and maths? Then this course is for you. We will help you with the maths, numbers and shapes all around us and do this through crafting. We will take photographs around the college and London, hand sew, macramé, knit, use wood, and create objects and collages using recycled materials and objects. We will make things to give as presents, for times of the year and create presentations. At the same time, we will see how much maths is involved in making and creating things. We will look at whole numbers, adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying, decimals, percentages and fractions as well as solving problems involving time, money and measurement. You will keep a maths journal, where you will show what you have learned, and also show how you have used maths in your crafts.



    By the end of the course, you will be much more aware of how much maths there is in everyday life and how maths can help you when crafting and creating things. This course will be fun for everyone!



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  6. Bitesize maths: an introduction to statistics for work and life (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Data is all around us. From Covid to football matches, cost of living crises to sales reports, from the workplace to home, we are hugely affected by it. Understanding data, producing it and making decisions based on it are now essential skills for everyone. This course will focus on what data is, why it is important, and how to use it You will learn how to ask the right questions about data, how to make different types of calculations using it, such as percentages and averages, how to identify and present different data patterns, and how to use different types of graphs and charts. By the end of the course you will have developed the key mathematical, numerical and analytical skills you need to use and interpret important data at work, in the news and in your daily life.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  7. Bitesize maths: becoming confident with numbers and calculations (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you are told your council tax bill of £725 is increasing by 2% do you know the answer? Can you work it out in your head or do you need to write the calculation down? If you have to convert the size of your room from feet to metres to order carpet, do you know the maths for this? When you look at your shopping list, can you make a quick estimate of the total cost? If the answer to these questions is not a confident 'yes', then this is the course for you. You will develop your number skills so you can be confident in carrying out the most essential calculations involving multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, using fractions, percentages, ratios and conversions. You will focus on problem-solving with numbers as tools to help you and you will learn the language of maths to help you approach the everyday world with more confidence and skill.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
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