National 5 Mathematics

Course Content

This course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for National 5 Maths (August - January) and National 5 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)
  • One evening per week (6-9pm) plus 2-3 hours of self-study or
  • Part-time day (4 hours across 2 days) plus 2-3 hours of self-study
  • Tutor support provided
  • Prelim and exam held on campus


This course covers many different topics including algebraic operations, indices, surds, trigonometry, quadratics and functions.

Entry Requirements

  • National 4 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

Required for all primary and secondary teaching courses, many Engineering courses and some Social Work courses. Also sought after by employers and Higher Education institutions.

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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