National 5
Maths SCQF Level 5

Develop mathematical reasoning skills and gain experience in making informed decisions.


Why take this course?

A broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the course: understand and use mathematical concepts and relationships, select and apply numerical skills, select and apply skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics, use mathematical models, use mathematical reasoning skills to interpret information, to select a strategy to solve a problem, and to communicate solutions.

What you will experience

Throughout this course, candidates acquire and apply operational skills necessary for developing mathematical ideas through symbolic representation and diagrams. Select and apply mathematical techniques and develop an understanding of the interdependencies within mathematics.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study

Entry requirements

Candidates should have achieved the fourth curriculum level or the National 4 Mathematics course or equivalent qualifications and/or experience prior to starting this course. 

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:



Those applying for this course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Ellon Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
12 September 2019 33 Weeks Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm £436.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please 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

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.