National 4 (SCQF Level 4)
40 Hours over 2 Months
- Business & Management
- Highers, National Qualifications & Units
Why take this course?
This Unit forms part of the National 4 Mathematics Course but can also be studied as a stand along Unit. The National 4 qualification enables learners to select and apply straightforward mathematical skills in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations. Learners interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form.
The aim of this particular Unit is to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills to solve straightforward, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement. As learners tackle real-life problems, they will decide what numeracy skills to use and how to apply these skills to an appropriate level of accuracy.
What you will experience
You will cover the numerical skills to solve straightforward, real-life problems involving money/time/measurement and interpret graphical data, as well as situations involving probability. You will also learn to use these solutions to explain decision making.
You will require completion of a National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics Course, relevant component units or an equivalent course.
Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Distance Learning Co-ordinators Sheena Thomson or Susan Smith by email, or phone 01346 586136 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.
What you will need
You will need a calculator for this course.
Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Education at NESCol
On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the National 5 level course.
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Please Note: Distance learning courses have flexible start dates and applications will be considered at all points of the year.
For non-Scottish residents – the College will confirm fees payable for your chosen course on booking and these may differ from the advertised fee
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