National 5 (SCQF Level 5)


1 year


03 Jun 2024
05 Jun 2024


  • Highers, National Qualifications & Units
  • Social Sciences


  • Aberdeen City Campus

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

You will develop knowledge and understanding of factors to consider when planning and carrying out psychological research. Investigating topics on individual and social behaviour and learning how these topics can be explained using psychological theories, relevant concepts, and research evidence. Discovering how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are developed through interaction within the social environment.

You will be taught at the Aberdeen City Campus by a College lecturer, by means of traditional teaching and lecturing, presentations, class discussions and group work activities. Regular class debates will form an integral part of the course, and use of online resources will encourage you to explore and research key issues in everyday life.  Throughout the course delivery you will be offered an opportunity to review and identify how your skills are developing.

You will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Good organisational and timekeeping skills
  • An interest in the course content and a commitment to learning
  • An ability to work independently

There will also be an external exam during the SQA Exam Diet.