Renfrewshire Council

Help to use numbers and improve maths skills (Multiply)

Help to use numbers and improve maths skills, activities and learning, take a numeracy quiz

Feeling confident with numbers and maths helps everyday life.

You might be helping your children with their homework. You might need to work out measurements and cooking times to cook a meal. You might be working out your household bills for this month.

Being confident enough to use numbers can even help you in your job - or to get a new job.

Multiply is a programme to help adults become more confident in using numbers and maths in everyday life, through a range of free activities delivered by partners across Renfrewshire. Funding is provided through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, managed by Renfrewshire Council.

If you want to speak to someone about it, contact Sandra Brown, our Multiply Officer, by email at or give her a call 07811 054565

Find out more:

Multiply at KLAS Care

Anyone can lose confidence with numbers - this group is a fun way of getting that confidence back.

Have some fun with numbers. With a crèche available, there's no need to worry about looking after the kids. 

Learning through play is a great way of creating confidence. Simple games like cards, dominos, bingo and darts create a culture of learning.

You can get more information on the KLAS Care website.

KLAS Care is at Gilmartin Road, Linwood PA3 3SG.

Nutrition with Numbers at Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH)

Improve your number skills in the company of like-minded people. This is a new five-week Nutrition with Numbers course. You can improve your skills using numbers while you learn about the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet.

For more information and to book a place, call 0141 404 7788 or email

Count Me In with Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS)

Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS) have developed a money management course specially-designed for anyone with a learning disability or autism:

  • Counting as you go along when you shop: how to do it easily with the rounding up and down method. Understanding prices in the shop
  • What is a budget and how to budget (incomings and outgoings)
  • Where and who to ask about benefits
  • Safety online and scams
  • Saving: what for?
  • Understanding the paperwork, we receive i.e. benefit calculations, bills, bank statements

You can book a place or get more infomation on the VIAS Scotland website

Adult and Family Learning Team at Renfrewshire Council

This team at Renfrewshire Council want to help you build confidence with numbers by brushing up on the real-life maths we all use every day.

They have a range of activities that let you practice using numbers in everyday life: from helping with children's homework to getting to grips with weights, measures, and temperatures in the kitchen. You'll discover that working with numbers can be fun as well as useful!

You can read about some of the courses on the Adult courses, learning and development webpage.

Make Numbers Count with West College Scotland (WCS)

This new learning programme from West College Scotland gives you the opportunity to:

  • increase your confidence using numbers
  • improve your understanding of numbers
  • get Numeracy and National 4/5 Maths SQA qualifications
  • progress to education, training or employment
  • enhance your career opportunities

Courses last for 18 weeks and take two hours each week.

For more information about Multiply courses at West College Scotland, email Martin Timoney at

Figure It Out with Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau can help improve your confidence, skills and money management.

Their training focuses on increasing your confidence and giving you the tools to set realistic goals. Whether it's to manage household bills, or make better financial decisions, Figure it Out is here to help.

You can get more information of the Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau website.

Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance (RACA)

Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance are running five interactive finances workshops this autumn.

Quizzing, video and chat will help you unravel the jargon around money:

  • Your household bills, subscriptions, contracts and insurance
  • Types of credit and why borrowing money can make you worse off
  • What exactly is APR and interest on loans?
  • What is a credit score? Can I improve it?
  • I'm in crisis and need a washing machine - where can I go?
  • What is local and ethical credit?
  • How can I save money?

The workshop is suitable for everyone. If you run a community group or support people, we would also love to work with you.

Can you afford to miss this? Let us help you to add it all up.

Take a look at the Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance website for more information. You can sign up by sending an email to

Reduce the Deficit with Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities (REEM)

This project is designed to help women from diverse backgrounds improve their numeracy skills. It's a supportive and comfortable learning environment where women can develop their confidence in using numbers and basic arithmetic.

With interactive learning activities, group discussions, and a course leader tailoring lessons to suit learning needs, it's a great opportunity for minority ethnic women to empower themselves. You can gain the skills and knowledge needed to make informed financial decisions, improve your quality of life, support your children and connect with others in your community.

If you'd like to know more, you can call 0141 237 1595 or send an email to

Practical Maths for Work (Hands On) with Barnardo's

Gain confidence with numbers through practical carpentry and countryside management.

Working outdoors, you'll learn practical skills while building bird boxes, benches and decorative bricks. Learn how to plan, cost and measure materials. Learn about units of measurement and ratios. Work with money, costing individual units and working out potential profits.

All sessions at held in Barnardo's Community Garden.

If you're interested, contact Ross Williamson on 07834 106116 / 0141 884 6252 or send an email to