National 5 Applications of Mathematics

Course Content

Covers many different topics including numeracy, geometry & measures and managing finance & statistics. Comprising three units of delivery with an external exam in May. The course can be delivered during the evening or by distance learning. Our distance learning course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for National 5 Applications of Mathematics (Aug-Jan) and National 5 Applications of Mathematics (Jan-May) - learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2.

Entry Requirements

National 4 Mathematics or National 4 Lifeskills Mathematics or Standard Grade 3/4 or Intermediate 1 Mathematics grade C or above. Entry to the course may also be subject to successful completion of a diagnostic test and one-to-one interview. 

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment and external exam. All learners must achieve a satisfactory mark in the prelim exam in order to be presented for the final exam.

Future Prospects

May be required for progression to university for some social work courses. It may also be accepted for some PGDE courses, however please check first with the relevant university.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    27 Aug 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Access & Essential Skills

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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