C10001 Maths for collision investigators


CI101 is a six week distance learning module for those enrolled or about to enroll on the UCPD and who feel that they need to refresh their mathematics.  This is outside the scope of the university thus there is no pass mark however some employers  use it as part of their interview process.  

Passing this module  does not meet the entry requirements of the UCPD.     For those who are unable to meet the entry requirements, a seperate maths examination is available (see the UCPD pages)

There is no charge for this course.

What you will study

Arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in the areas relevant to the UCPD.

Entry requirements

This module assumes that you have studied mathematics in the past attaining a GCSE pass or equivalent.

Pre-course study


Study method

On demand module studied on line

What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator, a computer and access to the internet and some form of headphones or earphones. We recommend any Casio calculator with a 'Natural Display'.

We also recomend studying the OU book Maths for Science.  Maths for Science can be purchased from Amazon and other sellers, second hand copies are usually available for under £10. 

Teaching and assessment

This is an On line course run from our VLE. The course is designed for you to study from home or the workplace. There are a number of recorded  tutorial.     At the end of the course you can log onto and take the Online assessment. This assessment can only be taken once and is time constrained. At the end of the assessment you can print a certificate as proof of your score.   As a guide,

  • A score of 80% or more usually means you will not have problems with the maths on the UCPD.
  • A score in the 70's usually means that with some hard work on the course you will be OK with the maths on the UCPD.
  • A mark in the 60's means the UCPD is doable but you are going to have to put in some more pre-course study.
  • 60 marks or below means you are not yet at the required level. Consider some maths coaching or a GCSE course first.

These bullet points are meant for guidance only and are based on several years of monitoring student progress.

Whats the qualification

Ther is no qualification.

How to register

This course is untutored and available on demand.  Please note you do not have to contact us to take part.  If you don't have one, create an account on our VLE and join the course from there.  Some notes to help you through the registration process are available here.  If you already have an account, use your existing logn detail to enrol.

Quick Links

Coming on a course? How to find us
Pricing information Price List
  Terms and Conditions

The course at a glance

Code: C10001
Credits: None
Level: 4
Duration: Six weeks
Type: Distance learning
Assessment: On line test available


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

Social Links

Contact Us

Unit A5, Lakeside Business Park, South Cerney
Tel: +44(0)1285 864650 email: mail@aits.ac.uk