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 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



Fee information for part time Further Education courses

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



Part-time (per single Higher)



Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


Part-time (per single Higher)


Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.



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

Additional costs

If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately £360 per subject. Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

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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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Apply for Care Higher

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.