Childcare and Development Higher

What is special about this course?

You will explore various aspects of development through the ages from birth to 12 years. 

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

The Higher is made up of three units including:

  • Child development, which looks in detail at the various aspects of development from pre-birth to adolescence;
  • Child development theory, which explores the key theories underpinning knowledge of child development;
  • Services for children and young people, which explores the range of support available to both children and professionals within the early learning and childcare sector.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Various methods of teaching are used including case studies and DVDs. 

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    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.



    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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    Additional costs



    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Further study in early education and childcare depending on individual's qualifications and experience.

    Is there more information available online?

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    To study this subject full time along with two other subjects, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme Full Time

    To study this subject part time along with one other subject, please click here Highers and Nationals Programme Part Time

    To study this subject on its own please click here Higher Childcare and Development

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

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    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 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.