Psychology (National 5)

West Highland College UHI


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus


The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of human behaviour, either to pursue study and career options related to psychology or to broaden your learning experience.

You may 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.

The National 5 Psychology course will help yu gain an insight into individual and social behaviour. Studying psychology enables you to find out some of the ways that thoughts and the environment can affect how we feel and behave.

The National 5 Psychology course is a recommended first step into the subject of Psychology prior to studying Higher Psychology. This route will allow for a bettter understanding of each area of study as well as a good foundation in the subject and an increased level of confidence.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English

Progression Routes

Higher Psychology

Start Date



National 5

Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

34 weeks


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level