Multiply is a government-funded programme to help boost numeracy skills.

If you’re looking to improve your maths, you may be able to benefit from a fully-funding Multiply course with ACT. You can build number confidence in a personal or professional setting. You can also gain a formal qualification. There are plenty of options available to anyone without a maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent)


What is Multiply?

What is Multiply?

Multiply is open to anyone working or living in:   

  • Rhondda Cynon Taff   
  • Vale of Glamorgan  
  • Cardiff 

Good numeracy skills are vital for everyday life – both at home and at work. They can unlock job opportunities, ensure good household budgeting and allow you to help your children with their homework.  

There are courses to suit everyone – from beginner to advanced – and you can learn at a pace that meets your needs.  


  • Can be delivered in a classroom or remotely with part-time and evening options available  
  • Can help you gain a qualification  
  • Will increase confidence with numbers  
  • Can be delivered together with employers  
  • Will provide guidance and support that puts numeracy into every day relatable context

ESOL focuses on developing numeracy foundations to be used in real life situations. The course will enable people to learn the basic applications, functions and vocabulary needed to progress.

Excel focuses on how to use functions in the Microsoft Excel package. This includes data entry, sorting and filtering cells, creating formulas, tables, charts, and graphs. It considers specific numeracy skills required in the workplace. 

Money Matters focuses on financial literacy. It aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed, responsible financial decisions. It covers various aspects of personal finance, including budgeting, saving and borrowing.

This course offers a more in-depth look at financial literacy. It focuses on creating a budget, managing the budget, ways to shop and eat on a budget, finance for products, borrowing and managing debt, and savings.

This qualification focuses on the practical application of number skills, in particular a learner’s ability to transfer their knowledge and understanding between different contexts and purposes.

This course is designed to equip participants with skills and knowledge to enhance their employability in today’s competitive job market. The course focuses on developing both soft and numerical skills for success in a professional setting. This course is designed to improve confidence and give you the first steps towards formal qualifications.

Lisa Rodrigues, Head of Learning for Work at ACT, said:

“A basic understanding of numbers is incredibly important. It affects daily life, from cooking to budgeting.  

“It can also help when it comes to providing professional opportunities. Solid numeracy can be just the thing to boost your confidence and get you ahead both in your career and beyond.  

“ACT’s mantra is improving lives through learning. We are pleased to offer a qualification that will do just that for individuals across Rhondda Cynon Taf, the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.   

“That said, ACT’s commitment to enhancing numeracy skills is not just an investment in education. It’s also a strategic move towards building a more skilled and resilient workforce for the future across Wales.”


Why choose ACT?  

ACT was founded in Cardiff in 1988. It has become Wales’ leading training provider. It supports individuals keen to progress and businesses looking to upskill their workforce.     

To date, we have worked with more than 14,000 employers helping 75,000 learners to achieve their career goals.     

If you run a business in Wales, ACT can work with you to develop bespoke courses tailored to your industry. Our courses will develop specific numeracy skills required in the workplace. 


Want to learn more about Multiply? Call 029 2047 4063 or email