• Science

    National 5 Applications of Mathematics

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Thursday evening from 6pm - 9pm for 32 weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

    Please note that this course will be delivered online.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students have a pass at National 4 or Intermediate 1 A or Standard Grade General or students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry.

After you have applied, you will receive a short mathematics revision booklet to work through and then be invited to sit a short test based upon the booklet. This is to check suitability for the course.

Please note that due to the high level of challenge presented by National Courses, and the significant demand for these programmes, the above represents the minimum entry requirements. Not all applicants who meet the minimum entry will be offered a place on a course.

What's Involved

This unit seeks to extend the mathematical skills learned at General level of Standard Grade, National 4 or Intermediate 1, including:

  • percentage calculations
  • volumes of solids
  • linear relationships
  • algebraic operations
  • properties of the circle trigonometry and solution of simultaneous equations and further aspects of statistics

This is an entry qualification for many courses including Primary Educations and involves three internal unit assessments and an external examination. This course is excellent preparation to study Maths at Higher level. It is fast moving and requires some home study.



This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) and Fee Waiver, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right.

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