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, Health and Social Care Service courses, as well as employers such as the Police, Emergency Services 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. It will strengthen your confidence when working with calculations and help you understand how the world around you works.

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 exam which takes place in May.

Many students have found that doing this course helps them understand and support their family members while they are doing their Nat 5 Maths in school or college. Students also take pride in their own achievement through completion of this course and they learn that maths is the solution, rather than the problem.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements however a National 4 in Maths would be beneficial.

Course content includes:

  • Numeracy
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics


You will need a scientific calculator (approx. £10) and the Leckie National 5 Maths textbook ISBN 978-0-00-828200-4 (approx. £20).  A protractor is beneficial but not essential.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

4 to 5 hours over two days per week


Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Progress onto Higher Maths
  • Study a higher education course that needs National 5 Maths as a pre-requisite.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.