Advanced Higher
Mathematics Unit 1: Methods in Algebra and Calculus SCQF Level 7

Explore the concepts and methods involved in advanced algebra and calculus.


Why take this course?

The general aim of the Unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in algebra and calculus that can be used in practical and abstract situations to manage information in mathematical form.

The Outcomes cover partial fractions, standard procedures for both differential calculus and integral calculus, as well as methods for solving both first order and second order differential equations. The importance of logical thinking and proof is emphasised throughout.

What you will experience

You will cover the use of mathematical operational skills, linking to methods in algebra and calculus.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

You are required to have a Higher Mathematics qualification. 

What you will need

You will need a calculator for this course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

About this unit

This unit forms part of the Advanced Higher Mathematics course but can also be studied as a stand alone unit. The Advanced Higher qualification enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying complex mathematical techniques in a variety of situations requiring knowledge of mathematics. These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, learners could progress to a course in Higher Education - for example a degree or Higher National Diploma in mathematics or in a mathematics-related area.


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This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Duration Fees Code
40 Hours over 2 Months £110.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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