Care Higher

What is special about this course?

You will develop an understanding of the value base required in the care profession. You will have the opportunity to understand and explain influences on human development and behaviour. You will also gain an understanding of the social, physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural needs of people who use care services. 

This knowledge and these skills will be relevant for future experience in learning, life and work, and will enhance the ability of learners to become effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Entry requirements

No specific requirements but you are expected to have a good standard of written English.


Higher Care is delivered on a Tuesday, all day, and comprises:-

  • Values and Principles
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Other units covered can include:

  • First Aid
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Aids

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment throughout the year, with summative assessment nearer the time of the external exam in June.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time along with other subjects

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study in care depending on addditional qualifications and experience.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Care Higher

To study this subject please click here Higher Care 

This will take you to the full time Care Practice Highers programme, into which Higher Care is integrated to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. However the way you want to study (e.g full time/part time/distance) will be updated following the interview.

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