Multiply - Scottish Borders

Multiply is a UK Government funded programme, launched as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), to help transform the lives of adults across by improving their numeracy skills.

The Scottish Borders Multiply Team are offering a range of free adult numeracy programmes which aim to increase your confidence in using maths in daily life, at home and at work.

We offer bespoke formal and informal learning opportunities to suit your needs. Including courses such as:

  • To increase your confidence and skills in using numbers
  • Allowing you to study for a numeracy qualification
  • Developing your everyday maths skills for managing money, cooking, gardening etc


Who can apply?

The programme is open to residents of the Scottish Borders aged 19+, who do not currently hold a maths qualification at National 5 or above.


If you want to improve your number skills, email us and we can help. You can also complete the registration form and we'll get back to you.

Currently available training

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    Would you like to develop your understanding of basic numeracy and its functional use?

    Interested to learn more about their application in the real world?

    Micrea is proud to present a unique 10-week course that bridges everyday numeracy with the intriguing world of science and technology.

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    Course Highlights:

    • Dive into foundational numeracy knowledge and practical lab sessions.
    • Receive hands-on work experience in professional lab settings.
    • End your course with a credible reference upon completion.
    • Benefit from personalized individual support, catering to individual learning needs.
    • Engage with knowledgably Scientists and engineers along with our collaborators within the R&D sector.
    • Develop skill that have potential to lead to future employment opportunities
    • Networking opportunities with various professionals.

    Important Details:

    Duration: 10 weeks, 60 hours in total per participant.
    Location: Micrea Labs, Micrea Ltd, Crown Business Centre, 20-22 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9EH with potential virtual sessions.

    Course is FREE to participants.

    Only 2 places available - ensuring dedicated attention and a focused learning environment.



    Inclusivity is Our Priority. Micrea welcomes everyone, regardless of background or current skill level. With provisions available for childcare, BSL, and interpretation support, we ensure an accessible and inclusive learning experience.


    Apply now

    For more details or to register, send a CV along with a covering letter explaining why you would like a place on the course by email. If you would like to discuss the opportunity please call 07504127979.


    Aged 19 and over and looking to build your confidence with numbers?

    Join our cooking class, we'll make delicious, nutritious easy to make meals on a budget. We will double up recipes to batch cook, convert recipes into their units, slow cook and much more. Each week you will take home a recipe bag to make again at home.

    Important Details:

    Duration: 8 weeks, 24 hours in total per participant.

    Dates: (Wednesdays)
    6th, 20th Dec
    17th, 31st January
    7th, 21st February
    6th, 20th March

    Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Location: Eyemouth Community Centre

    Course is FREE to attend, all eight classes must be attended.

    During the class a light lunch or meal will be shared.

    Support with travel and childcare can be given if required.

    Email for further information


    A  fun way to upskill your maths whilst playing one of the worlds favourite role-playing games - Dungeons & Dragons!

    Meet new people and learn how to play. All materials are provided and you even get some dice to take home.

    The games involve a variety of mathematical elements such as:

    • Managing resources such as currency, equipment, and supplies
    • Probability
    • Statistics
    • Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
    • Symbols, formulas
    • Enhancing problem-solving abilities
    • Developing critical thinking

    Cameron Hall, along with Multiply will deliver a series of group sessions of Community Role-playing Games (RPGs) across Peebles, Galashiels and Innerleithen. They are free to participants over 19 years old.

    Spaces available for 6 people per group – and the groups will be running for 6 weeks.

    Email Cameron Hall to apply