Multiply

Free courses to help you learn numeracy skills. 

What is the Multiply project?

The Multiply project is a government initiative helping adults to improve their numeracy skills. Communities 1st is offering FREE courses to help you learn numeracy skills which will help in daily life. More information about the Multiply project is available at our various Outreach Hubs.

Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01727 649960 or email training@communities1st.org.uk

 

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Who is eligible?

Adults aged 19 and over who do not already have a GCSE at grade C (or equivalent) in maths are eligible for these courses.

Why should I attend a course?

With the cost of living increasing, it's easy to lose track of what you're spending. Whether it's bills, groceries, clothing or fuel, everything is costing us more. There has never been a better time to take control of your spending!

Our new courses will help you gain numeracy skills to help in every day life. They will teach practical skills relevant to shopping on a budget and family budgeting.

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Our courses

A New You

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A New You is a four-day training course to help improve your social, money management and communication skills both at home and in your place of work or volunteering. The course covers a range of topics and practical skills.

Our session topics are: Team Work, Being Assertive, Stress Awareness, and Communication / Life Skills.

 


We recommend that you attend all four sessions. If you do, you will receive a certificate at the end of the course. If you would like to attend some but not all sessions, please get in touch with us.

 

Creative Fun With Numbers

Creative Fun with Numbers

Come and join us for 3 hours of FREE fun for you and your child/children. Help them explore numeracy through a range of creative and physical activities. Make new friends and play with numbers! Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

(These courses are aimed at children aged 10 and under and their parents. Parents must stay for the session.)

 


For more information or to register your place, please

Family Budgeting

Family Budgeting

Do you have a family budget?

Learn how to create a family budget in easy steps and how to keep track of your spending, which in turn, can make your money go further. You will learn how to keep a track of your spending, whilst improving your numeracy skills at the same time!

 


If you would like to speak to use about this course, please

Help Your Child Love Numbers

Help Your Child Love Numbers

Learn how to improve your child's confidence in numbers by incorporating activities and awareness in everyday tasks.

The best way to improve confidence in numbers is by doing tasks where children are focused on something they enjoy and numbers are part of an activity. This in turn will improve your confidence as parent to continue to help your child develop this important life skill.

 

Our next course will be held: 

Date Time Location Register
Tuesday 27th February 2024 9:00am - 10:30am

Meryfield Primary School, Borehamwood.

(HRT WD6 4PA)

Book your place

 

For more information or to register your place, please

Introduction to Air Frying

Air Fryer Course

Have an Air fryer or considering buying one? Looking to cook cheaper and healthier? Come along to our Introduction to Air Frying three-hour session. Learn to cook with one, add new recipes and learn about the cost savings. You'll also be able to taste the food cooked in the air fryer. 

Attendees will have a 1 in 10 chance to WIN an air fryer.

 

Our next courses will be held:

Date Time Location Register
Wednesday 17th January 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm

28 Green Street in Borehamwood.

(WD6 5NF).

Book your place

Thursday 25th January 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm

Town Hall in Royston.

(SG8 7BZ).

Book your place
Tuesday 30th January 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm

Baldock Community Centre.

(SG7 6GH)

Book your place
Thursday 8th February 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm

St Martin's Church Parish Centre in Knebworth.

(SG3 6ER)

Book your place

Thursday 29th February 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm

Christchurch in Hitchin.

(SG5 1HF)

Book your place

 

If you would like to speak to use about this course, please

Introduction to Bookkeeping for Self-Employment

Join this course to learn about: setting up a basic bookkeeping system, accurately recording financial transactions, creating essential financial reports, and taxation and compliance.

 

Our next course will be held: 

Date Time Location Register
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm

South Hill Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

(HP1 1JF)

Book your place
Thursday 15th February 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm

South Hill Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

(HP1 1JF)

Book your place

 

For more information or to register your place, please

Make Do and Cook

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This course helps you make the most of your store cupboard. It will look at current cooking habits and highlight areas where savings can be made. It will improve your confidence in cooking from scratch on a budget and is a chance to meet with other local people and share money-saving tips and recipe ideas.

 


If you would like to speak to use about this course, please

Make Do and Mend

Sewing (MAkeDoandMend)

Garment repair can be painful and expensive. We have so many clothes in our cupboards that occupy space and are so loved that we don’t have the heart to throw them away. Mending your clothes and up-cycling them not only helps you save money but also helps reduce long-term impacts on the environment.  

In this session, participants will learn simple hand-sewing techniques that will enable them to repair much-loved clothes and make them wearable again. No sewing skills are needed. Just bring your garments that need repairing. If they wish, participants may bring their own sewing supplies.

 

Our next course will be held: 

Date Time Location Register
Thursday 1st February 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

Aberford Community Centre, Borehamwood.

(WD6 1PN).

Book your place

 

If you would like to speak to us about this course, please

Money Management

Money Management

Managing personal finances and making money decisions are an important part of everyday life.

In this session, you will understand how to budget and keep track of your spending and gain an overview of how finance is designed whilst improving your numeracy skills.

 


For more information or to register your place, please

Shopping on a Budget

Shopping on a Budget

This session will help you to understand the benefits of shopping on a budget. It will look at your current shopping habits and highlight areas where savings can be made.

We are also advertising courses for residents of certain communities, e.g. Cottonmill in St Albans, and Peartree in Welwyn Garden City.

 


If you would like to speak to use about this course, please

Don't see a course scheduled?

If you don't see a course scheduled you'd like to attend, or would like to find out about future courses, get in touch.

You can telephone us on 01727 649960 or email training@communities1st.org.uk.

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