Multiply Survey

Closed 8 May 2022

Opened 1 Apr 2022


All local areas in the United Kingdom will receive funding to deliver bespoke adult numeracy programmes in their area from August 2022 called “Multiply”.

Adults who do not have a GCSE in maths at grade C (equivalent to grade 4 or CSE grade 1), or an equivalent qualification will be able to access free courses that fit around their lives – whether that be in person or online, at work or in the evening, part-time or intensive – with additional support to meet their needs.

Employers who could benefit from boosting their workforce’s skills will be able to work with councils in the local area, through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and training providers (e.g. Further Education Colleges) to deliver Maths GCSEs or essential life skills such as Maths and English, and design and deliver bespoke programmes for their workforce – at no cost to them.

Find out more about Multiply on the Government web page:

Why your views matter

We want to hear from residents aged 19 and above and employers living in Greater Manchester what they think about the new Multiply programme and how it will work for them. We will use the information gathered from this survey to help develop the Multiply programme so it works for local residents and employers.

This survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

You can find a privacy notice outlining what GMCA will do with your submitted data in the linked documents section. 

What happens next

Thank you for taking part in this survey. Your views will be used to help inform how the new government-funded Multiply programme will work in Greater Manchester

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