National 5 Lifeskills Mathematics SQA Level 5

What is special about this course?

National 5 Lifeskills Mathematics is a highly practical one-year course designed to extend numerical mathmatical skills across a variety of real-life applications.  The course also places greater emphasis on problem solving, risk assessment and making informed decisions based on mathematical reasoning and the results of computations.

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade Mathematics at 3 or above, or
  • Pass in National 4 Mathematics, or
  • Intermediate 1 Mathematics at B or above

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

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed with three end of unit assessments and a final graded SQA exam at the end of the year.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

As with National 5 Mathematics, Lifeskills 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 particuarly applicable to vocational subjects.  

It should be noted however, if you wish to progress to Higher Mathematics develop your mathematical skills - you can progress to the Higher Mathematics course.

Is there more information available online?

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