Applications to Mathematics NATIONAL AWARD @ SCQF Level 5


The National 5 Applications of Maths course is the study of Maths in real-life contexts. It focuses on the areas of finance, statistics, data management, measurement and geometry.

The purpose of the National 5 Applications of Mathematics course is to motivate and challenge candidates by enabling them to think through real-life situations involving mathematics and to form a plan of action based on logic. The mathematical skills within this course are underpinned by numeracy, and designed to develop candidates’ mathematical reasoning skills in areas relevant to learning, life and work.

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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 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.

To gain the award of the Course, the learner must complete the assessments in each section as well as the Course final exam.


The final exam must be completed in an SQA centre (e.g. college).


Higher Mathematics

Additional funding information

Eligible for FEE Waiver;

To apply for an ITA please go onto the My World of Work website.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course: Telephone: (01387) 734269 E-mail: