Study National 4 and National 5 Maths for free from September content

Study National 4 and National 5 Maths for free from September

Looking to improve your confidence with numbers? Evidence shows that 56% of adults in Scotland have low numeracy skills. This is equivalent to 1.9 million working age adults.  

A Maths qualification could be the stepping stone you need to prepare you for the next stage in your career journey or give you the skills you need to make everyday life just that bit easier; from managing finances to helping your children with their homework, to practical everyday activities like shopping or planning a holiday.

Multiply is offering fully funded places for our National 4 and National 5 Maths courses, worth £355, free to adults aged 19+ living at a Highland Council postcode address.

You will learn online through our virtual learning platform and one timetabled evening class per week, delivered by a lecturer in a virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams, to fit around your life and work commitments.

To qualify for a Multiply funded place, you need to be:

  • An adult aged 19+ and located in the Highland, looking to upskill your qualifications for career progression or to improve your confidence in numbers.
  • Aged between 16-19 not currently in education, training or employment.
  • Able to apply to start in September 2024

You can find out more about the course and apply here:

National 4 

National 5

When applying, add the following standard wording to your Personal Statement to qualify for full funding: “I am applying for this course as part of the Multiply project”.

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If a qualification isn’t what you are looking for, the college can also support you with free 1-1 tailored sessions, providing you with numerical support tailored to your individual needs. 

Multiply West

Multiply North 

Multiply is a programme funded by the Highland Council aiming to help transform the lives of adults across the UK, by improving their functional numeracy and is part of the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund.


Insights from recent studies content

Insights from recent studies

Recent studies have found that homeschooling during lockdown has highlighted how hard some adults find maths. In their recent poll, National Numeracy found that nearly a third of the 2000 adults struggled with basic problems and 29% would avoid doing maths.