National 5 Applications of Mathematics National 5

What is special about this course?

National 5 Applications of Mathematics is a practical 9 month course designed to extend numerical mathematical skills across a variety of real-life applications. The course places less emphasis on mathematical theory than National 5 Mathematics, and instead focuses on problem solving, risk assessment, and making informed decisions based on mathematical reasoning and the results of computations.

If you reuire a mathematics qualification at level 5 but are looking for an alternative to National 5 Mathematics, then National 5 Applications of Mathematics may be for you.

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade Mathematics at 3 or above, or
  • Pass in National 4 Mathematics, or
  • Pass in Intermediate 1 Mathematics
  • Mature students with other qualifications should email maths.ic@uhi.ac.uk for more information.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Open Learning

How long will my course last?


1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August

Fees

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

Funding

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

Additional costs

If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately £350 per subject (Please note this is a guide price based on 2020/21. 2021/22 price to be confirmed end March 2021) . Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Funding - Course fees (uhi.ac.uk)

What can I do on completion of my course?

As with National 5 Mathematics, Applied 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 in a wide range of areas.  The practical nature of the course makes it particularly applicable to vocational subjects.  

It should be noted, however, that if you wish to progress to Higher, National 5 Mathematics rather than Applied Mathematics is required.

Is there more information available online?

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To study this subject along with two others on a full time basis at Higher level please click here Science Highers Programme 

To study this subject online on its own please click here National 5 Application of Mathematics 

To study National 5 Application of Mathematics alongside Higher English please click here National 5 Application of Maths and Higher English 

This will take you to the part time Science Highers course.

If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately £350 per subject (Please note this is a guide price based on 2020/21. 2021/22 price to be confirmed end March 2021) . Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Funding - Course fees (uhi.ac.uk)

Please note that places are limited and some applications may be placed on a waiting list. We will inform you if this is the case.

 

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.