Using and Applying Mathematics (3849)

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2021

Withdrawal of City & Guilds' Level 3 Certificate in Using & Applying Mathematics (3849)
Following a review by Ofqual and the ESFA of Qualifications with low or no uptake, it has been decided that this qualification will not be funded for new starters with effect from 1 August 2021. We will therefore be closing this qualification and the last date that learners can be registered will be 31 August 2021. 
We are talking to our customers who registered learners in 2020/21 about how we will continue to support them until the final certification date of 31 December 2022.
Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please email pre-employment@cityandguilds.com where a member of the team will be happy to assist you.



A post-GCSE qualification
designed to help learners develop the confidence to use and apply mathematics critically to solve problems, as well as to make sense of complex situations that might arise in the work, learning or life in general.

The Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics aligns with the Government's 'Level 3 Core Maths' initiative for 16+ learners in England. As a recognised Core Maths qualification, it will be included in school/college performance tables from 2017 and attracts points on the UCAS tariff.

City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) UCAS tariff.

Grade

Tariff points

A

20

B

16

C

12

D

10

E

6

                                                  

Learners are expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or above (Grade C) before working towards this qualification. It is intended for use in a wide range of settings.,

Level 3 Core Maths is designed to be a two-year programme.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This qualification will help learners: 

  • develop confidence in using mathematics with a critical perspective to solve problems that arise in their studies, in the world of work or in society more widely
  • develop understanding of how mathematical models can be used across a wide range of contexts to gain insight and solve problems
  • gain confidence in developing their own mathematical models and in making sense of mathematical work produced by others.
  • develop understanding of how mathematical models can be used across a wide range of contexts to gain insight and solve problems
  • communicate effectively using a range of mathematical representations such as graphs and charts as well as paying particular attention to developing convincing mathematical explanations and arguments.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Being fluent and confident with mathematics is vital for most career paths. The Level 3 Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics will help prepare learners for further study (including Higher Education) as well as the world of work.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
The Core Maths qualification category is intended for post-GCSE study, although it is distinct from A/AS Level Mathematics in having a much more extensive and explicit focus on problem-solving and the use of maths in everyday situations.  It's important to bear this in mind when delivering this qualification, since this will need to include opportunities for learners to engage in mathematical modelling.

Level 3

Level 3 Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) (3849-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2021

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate In Using and Applying Mathematics

  • Accreditation No: 601/4708/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: General Education This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 270 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form