Using and Applying Mathematics (3849)

Last Updated: 07 Sep 2018

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

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is running a series of Core Maths conferences in the autumn term. These are free to teachers from state schools and colleges, more information can be found here: Core Maths conferences. The following have been confirmed so far.

  • Marriott Hotel, Gateshead          26th September           
  • Enterprise Centre, Derby            27th September             
  • The Queen's Hotel, Leeds           2nd October                   
  • The King's Centre, Norwich         4th October                    
  • University of Southampton         9th October                 
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, including learners working towards the new City & Guilds TechBac® programme.

Because Level 3 Core Maths is designed to be a two-year programme, the next assessment opportunity will be in the summer of 2018.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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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 Aug 2020

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: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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