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National 5 Maths Qualification > Course for Adult Learners

National 5 Maths Online Qualification Course for Adult Learners

August – May

  • Online distance learning course

  • Blended learning delivery of National 5 Maths

  • Live lessons, video content and self study model

  • Regular one-to-one sessions with your teacher

  • 24/7 online support

  • SQA registration for final exam included

  • Internationally recognised alternative to GCSE

National 5 Maths is becoming increasingly sought after as a qualification for adults who have left school, in some case several years ago.  Most adults hold existing and often outdated qualifications such as Intermediate 2 or Standard Grades from their time in high school.  This can often create a barrier to career changes and progression, as National 5 Maths has become a very common entry requirement to an increasing number of college and university courses.

Demand for the SQA National 5 Maths Qualification among the adult population often exceeds the number of spaces available with college courses rapidly filling each year.


Saturday School is often the solution for adult learners who require the qualification yet do not have the option of completing a full-time weekday or evening course.  Completing your National 5 Maths Qualification with us allows adults to gain the award with minimum impact on their weekly, working life.  Classes are run on a part-time weekend basis on Saturday mornings.

Teachers who deliver this class are full time, fully qualified GTCS registered teachers who are currently delivering the N5 Maths course in Scottish schools or colleges.  The courses fee covers all taught classes, learning materials, textbooks, stationery, snacks and refreshments.  Saturday School also complete your registration with SQA for the all-important final exam.

Typical entrants to this course are often:

  • Looking to enhance their career prospects

  • Considering a career change

  • Prospective entrants into primary teaching (PGDE Primary)

  • Prospective entrants into secondary teaching (PGDE Secondary)

  • Looking to progress from HNC or HND courses into university degree courses

  • Applicants for nursing or midwifery courses

  • Prospective entrants into armed forces or emergency services

  • Simply looking to enhance their existing Maths and problem solving skills

This course is Individual Training Accounts (ITA) enabled, meaning you may qualify for financial support up to £200 towards your course fee.

Find more information on the SQA National 5 Maths Qualification page.

All Saturday School Maths courses are supported by Dynamic Maths

When and where

National 5 Maths classes run from August - May each year.

The final exam is typically April/May.

All weekly classes begin at 09.00 and end at 12.00.

Saturday School Limited’s National 5 Maths Qualification course takes place both online and in-person at The Saunders Centre, The Glasgow Academy.  The final exam also takes place in-person in Glasgow.

Fees and structure


To enquire or apply simply contact us.

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