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Maths and climate change made easy

Do you want to boost your skills and knowledge in maths and climate change for business?

And would you like to earn a £20 voucher for West Sussex’s award-winning chocolatier, Cocoa Loco?

In partnership with the Sussex Maths Tutor and Small99, we’ve developed a unique online course for the Multiply programme, to help you get to grips with net zero and boost your everyday maths skills.

You’ll earn a digital badge to add to your CV and LinkedIn profile, to showcase your knowledge to employers .

You’ll learn at your own pace and in your own time over five modules.

In each section Adam talks about a different climate change topic and Darren walks you through some everyday maths. There are 5 quiz questions at the end of each section to help you build your confidence. Answer videos are also provided!

Each video is less than 10 minutes long and you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like.

Once you’ve completed the course download your digital badge and add it to your CV, LinkedIn profile etc.

And the bonus – every eligible person who completes all the modules will get a £20 Cocoa Loco chocolate voucher!

Some feedback from past learners:

“It’s always good to be able to fit it in with your own schedule, bite size is always appealing!”

“Despite previous reservations about mathematics, I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging and enjoyable the learning experience proved to be.”


At the end of the course, you’ll understand:

  • The key information about climate change
  • What a carbon footprint is and how it’s calculated
  • Simple steps a business can take to become more sustainable
  • The basics on solar panels
  • The carbon footprint of commuting and electric vehicles explained

And feel more confident using everyday maths including:

  • Reading graphs and pie charts
  • Calculating percentages
  • Working out averages
  • Measuring area, weights and distance
  • Using fractions and ratios

Who’s it for?

Learners must be aged 19 or over, live in West Sussex, and want to build skills in everyday maths. Meet the tutors below:

Adam Bastock is the founder of Small99, helping small businesses become more sustainable. Having spent a decade working with and in small businesses, he understands the challenges owners have with limited resources and time.

Most owners feel overwhelmed with the amount of information about sustainability, and Small99 was founded to cut through all the noise and empower the 99% of businesses in the UK to take action.



Darren Rickard qualified as a maths teacher in 1997. He worked in main stream education until 2009 when he become the full time carer of his 3 children. In 2015, he set up Sussex Maths Tutor Ltd. A business purely focused on providing support to students, parents and schools in the area of mathematics in both Primary and Secondary education.

Darren’s main passion in life is his children and his dog Marnie. He enjoys going to the gym, watching football, drinking craft beer and gaming. Usually, in that order.

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This course is delivered on behalf of the Multiply programme for West Sussex County Council, funded by the UK Government. The programme requires the specific data set out in the form below to be provided to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on behalf of the Department of Education (DfE) and uploaded to Individualised Learner Records (ILR).

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