Core Maths - Quantitative Problem Solving

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TPT6
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Core Maths is a brand new Level 3 qualification in Quantitative Problem Solving (QPS)for those who want to keep up or improve their valuable maths skills but who are not planning on taking AS or A Level Mathematics.  At the end of the two-year course, you will come out with a level 3 qualification - similar to an AS.

  • Sound understanding of mathematical concepts, skills and techniques from GCSE and beyond
  • Competency in interpreting and explaining solutions to problems in context
  • Confidence in applying mathematical and statistical thinking and reasoning in a range of new and unfamiliar contexts to solve real-life problems
  • Fluency in procedural skills, common problem-solving skills and strategies


  • Modelling
  • Statistics for data analysis
  • Statistical problem solving  (SPS)
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • estimation Skills
  • The use of technology - in particular, using spreadsheets.

How will it be delivered?

There are two components:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (01) - 2 hour written paper (50%)
  • Statistical Problem Solving (02) - 2 hour written paper (50%)

Entry requirements

GCSE 4 in Maths.

Your next steps...

Core Maths is a new course but already universities have come out in strong support of it.  Even subjects like History now recognise the importance of statistics and so this qualification will help you hit the ground running at university.  The course will carry the same number of points as an AS qualification.

Many roles in today's workplace require high levels of budget management and problem solving skills; Mathematical Studies will be a useful tool in equipping you with these skills.