Maths (National 4)

Fife College


Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


Mathematics is important in everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives.

Using mathematics enables us to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems and make informed decisions.

The National 4 Mathematics Course enables learners to select and apply straight forward mathematical skills in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations. Learners interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form. It covers all the basic groundwork for starting the National 5 course.

Entry Requirements

National 3 Applications of Maths. Interview. Diagnostic Test.

Progression Routes

A pass at National 4 Mathematics is an excellent achievement which could open up many opportunities for you such as gaining a place on a college course of your choice or as a stepping stone to the National 5 course.

Start Date



National 4

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Engineering, Energy and Mathematics

SCQF Level





Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy