What is special about this course?
Higher Psychology is part of the NC Social Science Level 6 Course, and can be studied along with Higher Sociology and Higher Politics. It can also be studied alongside Higher Care and Higher Childcare and Development.
Higher Psychology is aimed at developing knowledge and understanding of psychological theories, concepts, research studies, research methods, terminology and applications. The study of psychology has unique potential to promote the development of cognitive, emotional and social skills that will enhance study activity, self awareness and conceptual understanding of issues of personal relevance.
It forms part of the NC Social Science, and if you are interested in gaining a National Certificate in Social Science along with Higher Psychology, please see the entry for NC Social Science.
While entry is at the discretion of the college, candidates will normally be expected to have the following or equivalent:
- Standard Grade in a social subject at credit level or an equivalent Intermediate 2/National 5 course or units or Intermediate 2/National 5 Psychology.
- Standard Grade English at credit level or Communication at Intermediate 2
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Inverness Campus
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time along with other subjects
What can I do on completion of my course?
Higher Psychology provides suitable preparation for entry to higher education courses in psychology or further study in other academic and vocational subjects. Examples are sciences or Social Science at HNC or degree level. The varied skills, knowledge and discipline offer students preparation for careers in research, teaching, chartered psychology (forensic, clinical, educational, occupational) or other employment.
Is there more information available online?
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