Core Maths 3 National 4

What is special about this course?

This 13-week open learning self-study course will introduce Trigonometry, develop Geometry and Algebra understanding, and will provide confidence in applying these skills to a range of everyday situations.

Entry requirements

The student would normally be expected to have achieved Core Maths 2 or equivalent.

Candidates undertaking Core Maths 3 will:

  • perform calculations
  • use graphical relationships
  • perform basic algebraic operations
  • solve right angled triangles
  • carry out a mathematical investigation

How will I study my course?

  • Open Learning

You will be provided with open learning materials and will be assigned a support lecturer for the duration of the course.

You will work through the workbooks in numerical order, carrying out the practice exercises as you go. There are 4 Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) for you to complete, which appear in the workbooks throughout the course. These will be marked by your lecturer, and will be used to decide if you are ready to take the final assessments.

The final assessment of the course consists of 5 Learning Outcomes, which are generally very similar to the Tutor Marked Assignments. Your lecturer will tell you when you are ready to take each Learning Outcome.

How long will my course last?

40 Hours

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Argyll

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course, candidates can progress to a National 5 level Mathematics course.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Core Maths 3 National 4

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

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