A NEW £560 million scheme is set to train up hundreds of adults across West Yorkshire

QED Foundation, a pioneering national charity, and Realise, one of the UK’s leading training providers, have partnered up to deliver the Government’s Multiply for Business programme.

Multiply is a government-funded short course eligible to adults over the age of 19 with the aim of improving their maths skills, confidence, and career prospects through practical learning.

With no homework or exams, Multiply is designed to teach maths skills through fun, activity-based workshops.

The scheme is also targeted at businesses to help their employees build confidence when working with numbers in the workplace.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority says Multiply aims to reach at least 700 employees of businesses in the region over the next two years.

QED was set up in Bradford in 1990 to provide support and training to ethnic minority and disadvantaged communities.

QED Foundation founder and chief executive, Mohammed Ali, said: “We are delighted to partner with Realise. They share our passion for developing the skills of individuals and businesses which are the bedrock of a thriving economy and a prosperous society.”