SQA News 18 September 2019

Achieving literacy and numeracy units in National 4 courses

National Literacy and Numeracy units are available at National 3, National 4 and National 5 levels. The hierarchies between these units remain in place for session 201920 and beyond, and are separate to the hierarchies that previously existed between other National 4 units and units in National 5 courses (now freestanding units at SCQF level 5).

National Literacy units

National Literacy units are a mandatory requirement of National 4 English and Gàidhlig courses. Candidates who study these courses have the option to complete the National 5 literacy unit instead of the National 4 literacy unit. On successfully achieving the unit along with the other units in the National 4 course candidates will be awarded both the National 4 course and the National 5 literacy unit.

National Numeracy units

National Numeracy units are a mandatory requirement of National 4 Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics courses. Candidates who study these courses have the option of completing the National 5 numeracy unit. On successfully achieving the unit along with the other units in the National 4 course candidates will be awarded both the National 4 course and the National 5 numeracy unit.

More information on National Literacy and Numeracy units.