Many people find National 5 Maths very demanding, particularly if they have not recently studied Maths, and achieving National 5 Maths in a single academic year can be extremely challenging. This course is specifically designed to address that problem and it is aimed at those candidates who already have a Maths qualification at National 4 level (or equivalent), and who want to do National 5 Maths but need a little bit more time to develop their skills and absorb some of the complex concepts introduced in the National 5 Maths course.

The course will build upon and extend your existing knowledge of mathematics, and you will undertake National 5 level work as you develop the key mathematical skills required to prepare you for the rigours of the National 5 Mathematics course.

Part time evenings Tuesday night 6-8pm in Dunfermline campus – 4 hours per week (2 hours class time plus minimum 2 hours self-study) for 34 weeks.

1 Year (September to June)

You will complete two SQA National 5 Maths units, covering a broad range of topics including volume of solids, area of sectors, significant figures, scientific notation, straight lines, algebraic techniques, surds, indices, quadratics, simultaneous equations & trigonometry.

  • National 4: Maths
  • Successful candidates will be guaranteed an informal discussion about National 5: Maths course at Fife College
  • National 5: Maths is highly valued by employers and educational institutes alike, and a pass in National 5: Maths is not only an excellent achievement in itself, but can open up many opportunities for you
  • National 5: Maths is an essential requirement for all primary and secondary teaching courses, and is specifically identified as an essential subject in many Higher Education courses
  • Cost: approx. £220
  • You may be able to apply for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding up to £200. However, eligibility criteria apply so please contact the college directly if you wish to be considered for ITA funding
  • Please see the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website for more information

General stationery including:

  • Scientific calculator
  • Notepads
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to this