Maths Higher

What is special about this course?

If you want to refresh and improve your maths skills, this may be the course for you. It would also be a useful stepping stone to achieving a qualification at a higher level.

Assessment Process

Internal assessments (marked by your tutor) take place throughout the course. You will also sit an preliminary exam in February at the college learning centre and an external exam in May each year which comprises of two papers which will last approximately 2.5hrs in total.

Entry requirements

To achieve Higher Maths you should already have achieved Maths at National 5 level (or Standard Grade credit level).

The course consists of three units -

Mathematics 1
During this unit you will cover basic calculations, and perform them in everyday contexts, use basic geometric properties and learn to Evaluate expressions and formulae.

Mathematics 2
This unit covers integers, speed, distance and time, pythagorus theory, using simple graphs, charts and tables and basic statistics

Mathematics 3
During this unit you will perform simple algebraic operations, use graphical relationships, use trigonometry in a right-angled triangle and use standard form.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

32 Week

The course will run for 32 weeks with a 2.5 hours tuition session each week which you are required to attend. You will need to be motivated and prepared to study at home or book a space at one of our college learning centres to complete the additional course work.

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Portree

Start date


How much will my course cost?

Cost £270.

What funding can I apply for?

You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit

What can I do on completion of my course?

After this course, there are a number of other Further and Higher Education courses you can study. Ask us for more information.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Maths Higher

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