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

2 National 5 passes, one which must be English or similar, preferably at a B.


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

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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?

Further study in care depending on addditional qualifications and experience.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to apply in 2019/20

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.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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