National 5 (SCQF Level 5)


  • Highers, National Qualifications & Units
  • Social Sciences

Why take this course?

The course is suitable for all learners with an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of human behaviour, either to pursue study and career options related to psychology or to broaden their learning experience. Learners will probably have little or no prior experience of studying psychology, but an interest in human behaviour and life experience provides a good foundation to progress to this qualification.

What you will experience

Three areas of study are offered, options within each area offer personalisation and choice of topics in psychology, psychological research and their applications. Classic and contemporary research studies and themes can provide crossover points between areas of study. The areas of study are: Individual Behaviour, Research and Social Behaviour.

Assessment includes an external exam plus an assignment, both externally marked and awarded by SQA.