The Higher National Diploma is a university-level qualification (Level 5) with a strong vocational emphasis. It is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment or the opportunity to progress to study at university. The awarding body is Edexcel.
Studying an HNC, HND, then a Top-up degree is typically more affordable than studying for a full degree at other institutions
Gain a qualification for every year you complete, meaning you can start a career at any point during our engineering pathway
Coursework-based assessments for HNCs and HNDs make the course more practical and work-based
For people currently employed in a related field, an HND provides the opportunity to upgrade knowledge and skills, combining work and study and may be a more cost-effective alternative to university study. This course is equivalent to the first and second year of a full time university-level programme.
Our supportive environment for learning will give you the best opportunity to succeed by providing you with individual attention whilst studying. You will get to know all your teachers well and benefit from a supportive and friendly environment.