FAQ’s and Enquiry Form

FAQ’s and Enquiry Form


Multiply is a £559 million programme set up by the Department for Education (DfE) to help transform the lives of adults across the UK, by improving their functional numeracy skills through free personal tutoring, digital training, and flexible courses.

Wiltshire Council has been awarded £2.1 million of government funding to give adult learners a chance to develop the numeracy skills to be more confident at home and work. It will run over a three-year period (22/23 – 24/25).

Greatest Hits Radio recently interviewed one of our Multiply Project Officers about the importance of the programme, and how our support can help bring maths into context for our learners. Read all about it here.

More information about the national campaign can be found here: Multiply | Skills for Careers (education.gov.uk)

We are working with a number of different partners across Wiltshire to offer different learning and support opportunities.

The courses are flexible and can fit around your lives – whether that be in person or online, at work or in the evening, part time or intensive.

We are also offering 1:1 money and budgeting support through Citizens Advice.

Check out the ‘What’s on’ page to view our Calendar and see what courses are available. Explore the ‘Providers’ page to learn more about the variety of activities and learning that are on offer.

Discover the ‘Further Learning and Next Steps’ page for even more information, learning and free resources.

Multiply is here to support adults (aged 19+) improve their skills and confidence in numeracy.

Those with GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as a C grade). Or for those with a Grade C if they feel they are not working at that level anymore, they can self declare they need support.

We are also working with businesses and local community groups to support them to upskill their staff and roll out local programmes.

Privacy Notice for Multiply

Who we are:

The Multiply team sits in the Basic Skills and Multiply Division in the Department for Education (DfE). For the purpose of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for the personal data processed as part of Multiply.

How we will use your information:

We need to reach as many adults as possible with adult numeracy needs across the country. Each local area will receive funding to work on this and has a dedicated Multiply lead. Among other duties that may vary across each local area, Multiply leads are expected to act as the main contact for stakeholders directly delivering or supporting Multiply delivery.

In Wiltshire, Multiply funding is managed by Wiltshire Council and overseen by the Multiply Programme Manager.

The personal data we will use is:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Postcode
  • Level of prior maths achievement

Why our use of your personal data is lawful:

In order for our use of your personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project, the relevant condition is:

  • Article 6(1)(e) UK GDPR, to perform a public task as part of our function as a department.

Who we will make your personal data available to:

We sometimes need to make personal data available to other organisations and stakeholders involved in the delivery of Multiply, for example: Employers, Providers and provider representative groups, charities, National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus (Dept for Work and Pensions), Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Government Officials. Where we need to share your personal data with others, we ensure that this data sharing complies with data protection legislation.

 How long we will keep your personal data:

The Department for Education will keep your personal data as part of Multiply records for up to 3 years. In this time, we expect for the program to launch and for the nature of provision to evolve where necessary. At the end of this period, data will be deleted.

Your data protection rights:

More information about how the DfE handles personal information is published here:

Personal information charter – Department for Education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you are entitled to ask if we hold information relating to you and ask for a copy, by making a ‘subject access request’. For further information and how to request your data, please use the ‘contact form’ in the Personal Information Charter at Personal information charter – Department for Education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) under the ‘How to find out what personal information we hold about you’ section.

If you need to contact us regarding any of the above, please do so via the DfE site at: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe

Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner’s website at: Individual rights | ICO.

Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint:

Where we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your mind, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by contacting https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe and state the name of this project.

Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Last updated:

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 18 May 2022.

Contact Info:

If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used, please contact us at https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe and enter ‘Skills for Life – Multiply Mail List’ as a reference. For the Data Protection Officer (DPO) please contact us via gov.uk and mark it for the attention of the ‘DPO’

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