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What is it?

Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification. Good numeracy skills may unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study. They also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.

For more information or to enrol, please contact  or call 01293 442344

Explore our Multiply offer at Crawley College

Starting and running a small business requires a wide range of skills, key amongst these is financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. 11% of owner-managers do not have any educational qualifications, whilst the number with low levels of qualifications is much higher.

With 20% of start-ups failing in the first year of operation and more than 50% within 5 years (ONS), helping entrepreneurs to develop sound business skills is one way to support businesses to thrive and grow.

Businesses that develop their employees’ numeracy skills can boost productivity, increase profits, and improve employee retention.

Course Dates


We are offering an Excel based course, which will cover the following topics: 

  • Entering information into a spreadsheet 
  • Navigating the spreadsheet 
  • The formula bar 
  • Adding and Subtracting 
  • Performing a calculation 
  • Multiplying and Dividing 
  • Formatting cells 
  • Changing the font and font size 
  • Changing the horizontal alignment of the cells 
  • Wrapping text 
  • Orientation of text 
  • Totalling columns and rows 
  • The Autosum button 
  • Functions 
  • Copying formula 
  • Absolute cell references 
  • Sorting information 

This in turn will help: 

  • business planning and costing 
  • cash flow and debt 
  • financial forecasting 
  • budgeting 
  • profit and loss. 

This will be undertaken via a work-related mini business planning project, the use of Excel and will provide learners with financial literacy training which will support start-up, micro and small businesses. 
For more information or to enrol, please contact  or call 01293 442344