National 4 Applications of Mathematics (Course Code: C744 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Applications of Mathematics?

Mathematics is important in everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world and manage our lives. You will learn how to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions.

You will develop the skills to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk, and make informed decisions. These skills will make you valuable to future employers.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Buying, Selling and Related Work

Computing and ICT



Science and Maths

Teaching and Classroom Support

Transport and Distribution


What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

As well as being important in its own right, Mathematics has applications in many other subjects, particularly in science and engineering. This course will help you to acquire mathematical and numerical skills and apply them in a variety of real-life situations. You will develop skills in logical reasoning, analysis, problem solving, creativity, and the ability to think in abstract ways. The course includes the freestanding Unit in Numeracy at SCQF level 4.

The course has three compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Lifeskills Mathematics: Managing Finance and Statistics(6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Lifeskills Mathematics: Geometry and Measures (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Numeracy (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Lifeskills Mathematics Test (6 SCQF credit points) - this is not mandatory for the session 2022-23

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all the units including the test to gain the qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Lifeskills Mathematics (National 4)