Free Maths Courses in London & Online

Do you need to gain confidence in maths? Do you want to improve your maths skills for work? Did maths at school leave you confused?

Maths is everywhere. You do it every day, often without knowing. Join us and realise your maths potential whether you are a beginner or ready to gain a qualification.

Our Maths for Life courses enable you to focus specifically on the maths you need without the pressure of an exam. If you need a qualification, you can progress through our functional skills classes onto our GCSE courses.

Our passionate, skilful, imaginative tutors will ensure you can engage with the mathematical world so it becomes something wonderful and enjoyable whether you are studying it for work, pleasure or future studies. Come and join us.

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 020 8078 0482 or contact us by email at for an appointment. You can also come without an appointment.


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

Our courses are FREE to most learners. They are either in the City Lit building or live online interactive classes. For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Multiply courses

Free maths courses are available to you if you live in London and you want to improve your everyday use of maths. Learn basic to help you you budget, manage your money, help children with their homework, and understand the world around you.

Learn more about Multiply courses at City Lit and view the courses.


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  1. Maths higher GCSE
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you excited by the language of Maths? Join this GCSE course after completing Maths higher GCSE (introduction) and learn how numbers, symbols and formulas enable us to identify and solve problems as well as find patterns and structure in the world. This course will extend your analytical and problem-solving skills and help you develop logic to plan and manage activities. A Maths GCSE is one of the most commonly required qualifications by employers and universities and by achieving it you will enhance your job and education prospects.

    Please note the Thursday classes are not every week, but approximately every third week.

    Please note: you MUST pass the first 7 weeks of the course, and then the next 7 weeks. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.

    Contact / 020 4582 0423 for information and to book a pre-course assessment. You can also click the Start Assessment button on this page.

    This course is free for learners who meet the residency criteria and have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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