Mathematics Unit 3: Applications
SCQF Level 6
A detailed study of the applications of key mathematical concepts.
Why take this course?
This Unit forms part of the Higher Mathematics course but can also be studied as a stand alone Unit. The Higher Mathematics course enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations.
The general aim of this particular Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric applications, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment. Learners will experience in-depth study of the ways in which mathematics describes our world, and become skilled in interpreting, analysing, communicating and managing information in mathematical form.
What you will experience
You will cover the use of mathematical operational skills linked to applications and use mathematical reasoning skills linked to applications. The main Outcomes in the Unit cover aspects of algebra, geometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.
This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.
You will require National 5 Mathematics, relevant component units or an equivalent course.
What you will need
You will need a calculator for this course.
What you need to know
This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.
As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.
Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.
Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.
About this unit
This unit forms part of the Higher Mathematics course but can be studied as a stand alone unit. The Higher Mathematics course enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations.These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment. Learners will experience in-depth study of the ways in which mathematics describes our world, and become skilled in interpreting, analysing, communicating and managing information in mathematical form.
At North East Scotland College
Progression to the Advanced Higher Mathematics course may be possible on successful completion of this course.
This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.
Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Distance Learning Co-ordinators Sheena Thomson or Susan Smith by email, or phone 01346 586136 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.
|40 Hours over 2 Months||£145.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
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