Improve your maths and budgeting skills with Portsmouth City Council and Multiply, Skills for life courses

In conjunction with the Government’s Skills for Life initiative, Portsmouth City Council is offering free maths, budgeting and money events to help people manage their money more effectively and also learn new maths skills.

Chocolate Fractions Workshop

Understand fractions through the wonder of chocolate! Come along for the delicious chocolate and to develop your existing maths skills!

Monday 27th February
10 am – 12 pm.

At The Learning Place, 6 Derby Road, North End, PO2 8HH.

Budgeting Like a Pro Course

Further, develop your budgeting skills and learn new techniques to improve your spending habits!

The event is from 9:30 am to 12 pm on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of March, 2023

At The Learning Place, 6 Derby Road, North End, PO2 8HH


Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.

If you’re 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 unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study. They also help in everyday life, such as assisting children with homework and budgeting money.

There will be courses for beginners to more advanced courses such as GCSE Maths, Functional Skills Qualifications, or equivalent.

Online tutorials and content are also available, so you can learn at a pace that suits you.


To book a place at one of these workshops by calling 02392 621860 or by emailing