Maths National 5

What is special about this course?

National 5 Maths is increasingly recognised as the entry requirement for many institutions offering Teacher Training courses as well as employers such as the Police and the Armed Services. 

This course will provide you with a good foundation for progression to Higher Maths, which is a requirement for many university courses. You can study part time alongside your employment or another full time course.  This course covers all the content of the National 5 course, in preparation for the National 5 exam which takes place in May.

Entry requirements


National 4 Maths would be beneficial.  Please contact the college for details.

Course content includes:

  • Numeracy
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics


You will need a scientific calculator and a protractor.

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Part Time

Face-to-face teaching.

How long will my course last?

1 Year


Part time: 5 hours (over 2 days) per week over 1 academic year. 


Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you can go on to study Higher Maths, or go on to study university courses that need National 5 Maths as a pre-requisite.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.