Applications of Mathematics (National 5)

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This fast-track course prepares you to think through real-life situations involving mathematics. It develops your confidence in handling information and mathematical tasks in your personal life and in the workplace.

This course is aimed at those who require an alternative to National 5 Maths for entry to courses eg. primary teaching and social work. This is not the National 5 Maths course it is the National 5 Applications of Maths.

As this is a fast-track course, it is best suited to independent, self-motivated students who can work to a fast schedule and dedicate 3-6 hours per week outside the college to self-study every week.

Please note - This qualification is not accepted for entry to Higher Maths (as the Applications of Mathematics course has no algebra or trigonometry).

Entry Requirements

National 4 Maths or National 2 Lifeskills Maths.

Start Date



National 5

Study Method

Part time (evening)
Part time (weekend)

Course Length

32 weeks


Adult Learning and Supported Programmes

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General