Psychology National 5

What is special about this course?

Psychology has become a popular subject: school and college candidates, and the wider public, wish to further their understanding of human behaviour. The National 5 Psychology Course aims to meet this demand for an introduction to the subject.

Entry requirements

This course is designed for S4/5/6 pupils and entry will be after discussion with the school guidance staff. It is also offered as part of our NC Health & Social Care full time course.

A range of five key topics are studied within the three units:

  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour
  • Psychology: Social Behaviour
  • Psychology: Research

You will develop knowledge and understanding of topics such as sleeps & dreams, memory, research and prejudice & conformity.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

How long will my course last?

One Academic Year

Part time.

Through various schools as part of our school link provision.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Higher Psychology
  • Higher Care
  • Higher Childcare & Development
  • NC Early Education & Childcare
  • NC Health & Social Care

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Psychology National 5

I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland 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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