Application to Mathematics Nat 5

SCQF Level 5

The study of Maths in real-life contexts. It focuses on the areas of finance, statistics, data management, measurement and geometry.

  • Students will access their learning materials online via the College's Virtual Learning Environment or paper-based learning materials This course is self directed but with tutor support so you can learn at your own pace within an agreed timescale.

Course Content

Learners will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for developing mathematical ideas through symbolic representation and diagrams. They will select and apply mathematical techniques and will develop their understanding of the interdependencies within mathematics. Learners will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.

Entry Requirements

A good level of mathematics is required to undertake this unit. Possibly Intermediate 1 / standard grade general level / Core Maths 3 / National 4 Mathematics. Your pre-qualification should have been achieved within the last 5 years.

The course is open to applicants with no previous qualifications; however, an ability to work at National 5 level is essential

Course Timetable

07/09/2020 to 24/04/2021

directed study throughout the year


To gain the award of the Course, the learner must complete the assessments in each section as well as the Course final exam which must be completed in an SQA centre (e.g. college) .

What you Need...

access to PC or laptop with microphone and camera, course will be delivered via Microsoft TEAMS


Progression towards Higher Mathematics

Course Provider Contact Details
SCQF Level 5