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Learn about … Practical maths

Free courses to help with understanding fractions, decimals and other maths skills for work and everyday life.

By Fraser Graham Nov 13, 2020

Brush up on your maths skills with these free courses and build up your confidence, regardless of ability.

Having good basic maths skills are essential for everyday life but did you also know that they can help you succeed in these jobs:

  • Office administration
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll administrator
  • Accountancy
  • Receptionist
  • Retail assistant
  • Many other jobs!

Course 1: The Open University - Everyday Maths

Maths skills to help with work and everyday life.

This course covers:

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • How to read diagrams and charts

Time: 48 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

You will receive a certificate upon completion.

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Course 2: The Open University - Numbers, Units and Arithmetic

Learn the basics of working with positive and negative numbers and how to multiply and divide with fractions and decimals.

This course covers:

  • Whole numbers and decimals
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • The best units for a task

Time: 5 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

You will receive a certificate upon completion.

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