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Maths (Core Maths)

Course Code: CORM

Level: 3
Subject area: English & Maths
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, five hours per week

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About the course

This course is designed to better prepare you for life, higher education and/or employment. It has been prepared and developed with employers, universities and professional bodies to build on and strengthen existing skills whilst applying mathematics to problem solving relevant to your everyday life.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following key areas:

  • statistics and algebra
  • probability and estimation
  • data analysis and modelling and evaluation
  • sequences
  • financial planning and growth, loans, tax and budgeting
  • problem solving.
Entry requirements

You will need to hold a GCSE at grade C (4/5) or above in maths.


You will be required to sit two exams.

Exam one (compulsory) – analysis of data, financial planning, estimation and critical analysis.

Exam two (choose from one of the following) –

  • statistical techniques – analysis of data and models spreadsheets and tabular data
  • critical path and risk analysis – analysis of data and models spreadsheets and tabular data and project making and planning
  • graphical techniques – analysis of data and model spreadsheets and tabular data mathematical modelling simple polynomials and exponential functions.
What's next?

The course carries a UCAS tariff equivalent to an AS Level for those hoping to progress to a range of universities and is particularly relevant to those studying engineering, science, psychology, business studies and economics.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: CORM

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £1200

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.