National 5 Mathematics

What is special about this course?

National 5 Mathematics is a one-year course designed to build on knowledge and understanding carried out National 4 level Mathematics so as to lead on to Higher Grade Mathematics. The course aims to apply the mathematical skills and reasoning developed to problems based on real-life scenarios.

Entry requirements

  • Pass in National 4 Mathematics
  • Mature students with other qualifications should email: for more information.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Open Learning
  • Face-to-face
  • Open learning

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time along with other subjects.

What can I do on completion of my course?

National 5 Mathematics is often included in the entry requirements for further and higher education courses. The varied skills, knowledge and discipline that the course can provide will give students a good starting point for further training leading to careers in areas such as scientific research, teaching and nursing. If you wish to develop your mathematical skills - you can progress to the Higher Mathematics course.

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Apply for National 5 Mathematics

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

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