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Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths


Study at Leicester College and gain a Level 3 Core Maths qualification alongside your study programme.

Having a good level of maths is important for many careers, but for some having a recognised qualification is indispensable to progress. From September 2019, if you have a grade 4 or above in your GCSE maths and are a full-time student at the College, you will have the opportunity to study towards a Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths – which is equivalent to an AS Level – and gain UCAS points.

Core Maths will help you to develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills, and may be useful to move into higher education. Many universities are supporting Core Maths qualifications, and it could be helpful even in subjects that you may not associate with maths, which require statistical analysis and problem solving skills.

If you are planning to go straight into work after College, then having a level 3 maths qualification will also be beneficial, as many roles require a good level of maths for tasks such as budget management, and planning and analysis.

What are the entry requirements?

You must have maths GCSE grade 4 (C) and English GCSE grade 4 (C) or above to study Level 3 Core Maths. If you are aged 16-18 the course is free. If you are aged 19 or older when you start the course you may have to pay course fees. Please contact us to see if you are eligible for fee remission.

How do I apply?

If you have already applied to study with us from September 2019 and are interested in also studying Core Maths alongside your study programme please call our Customer Service Centre on 0116 224 2240.

How many UCAS points can I get?

How many points you get will depend on the grade you achieve. Level 3 Core Maths is graded from A to E.
Grade A – 20 UCAS points
Grade B – 16 UCAS points
Grade C – 12 UCAS points
Grade D – 10 UCAS points
Grade E – 6 UCAS points

How will I be assessed?

There are two external exams in May/June.

How long does the course last?

1 year.