Mathematics Unit 3: Applications (Higher Unit)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus, Off campus


The general aim of this Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric applications, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

You will cover the use of mathematical operational skills linked to applications and use mathematical reasoning skills linked to applications.

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.

Entry Requirements

You will require National 5 Mathematics, relevant component units or an equivalent course.

Progression Routes

Progression to the Advanced Higher Mathematics course is possible on successful completion of this course.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 months


Highers, National Qualifications and Units

SCQF Level




Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General