National 5 Applications of Mathematics

Course Content

The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for National 5 Application of Maths (August - January) and National 5 Application of Maths (January - May). Learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2. 


  • Distance learning (6-8 hours per week self-study) or
  • One evening per week (6-9pm) plus 2-3 hours per week of self-study
  • Tutor support


This course covers many different topics including numeracy, geometry & measures and managing finance & statistics. 

Entry Requirements

  • National 4 Mathematics or National 4 Application of Mathematics
  • Entry to the course may also be subject to the successful completion of a diagnostic test

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment and external exam (undertaken on campus). Learners must achieve a satisfactory mark in the prelim exam to sit 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

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    21 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level

    5

  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee

    £400

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