Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths

Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths

Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths

Core Maths is a new course designed for post-16 students who want to continue studying mathematics but not at A-Level. The new Core Maths qualifications will help you retain, deepen and extend your mathematics to be better prepared for higher education and employment.

Core Maths will help you understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial maths. Most courses include a financial maths element helping you to understand the impact of interest rates on loans and investments.

These practical mathematical skills will also help you with your other A-Level subjects, in particular with sciences, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

Universities have already come out in strong support of Core Maths qualifications. Even subjects like history now recognise the importance of statistics and problem solving skills learned studying Core Maths. Employers from different sectors are also firmly behind Core Maths qualifications. Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills; Core Maths will equip you with these skills.

Core Maths is typically undertaken by students that are a current study programme with Coventry College.

If you’d like to take this course and aren’t going to be doing it alongside a study programme, fees will apply.


GCSE Maths Grade 4/5 or C in the old grading structure

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:
Henley & City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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