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?

  • Part Time
  • Open Learning

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?

    • 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 early education and childcare depending on individual's qualifications and experience.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Childcare and Development 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.