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 sleep & dreams, memory, research and prejudice & conformity.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Through various schools as part of our school link provision.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?


    For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

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

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