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

August

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

Funding

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  £350 per subject (Based on 2020/21 price, 2021/22 price to be confirmed end March 2021). Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Funding - Course fees (uhi.ac.uk)

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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To study this subject along with two other subjects please click here Care Practice Highers Programme

To study this subject on its own please click here Higher Care

If you wish to study part time there is a cost of approximately  £350 per subject (Based on 2020/21 price, 2021/22 price to be confirmed end March 2021). Some applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.

Funding - Course fees (uhi.ac.uk)

Please note that places are limited and some applications may be placed on a waiting list. We will inform you if this is the case.

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.