National 5 Applications of Mathematics

Course Content

This course covers many different topics including numeracy, geometry & measures and managing finance & statistics. It comprises three units of delivery with an external exam in May. The course can be delivered during the evening or by distance learning. The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for National 5 Applications of Maths (Aug-Jan) and National 5 Applications of Maths (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 & external exam (at college or SQA approved centre). Learners must achieve a satisfactory mark in the prelim exam to sit 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

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    22 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • 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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