HNCs and HNDs
Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are
work-related qualifications that are highly valued by employers.
HNCs and HNDs are a mix of academic and hands-on practical and
vocational learning that will develop the skills you need in the
Level 4 qualification
Level 5 qualification
On successful completion of an HNC or HND course you may choose
to progress to a degree level qualification.
You will normally be aged over 18 and have successfully
completed a relevant Level 3 qualification (BTEC, A Level,
Access to HE).
Foundation Degrees are vocational higher education qualifications
that combine academic and work-based learning.
They are designed with the help of employers and can usually be
studied on a
full or part-time basis.
Our Foundation Degrees are offered in partnership with
universities so, upon successful completion, you will receive a
university accredited qualification.
A Foundation Degree can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or
upon successful completion you may top-up to the final year of an
Honours Degree. They are usually equivalent to the first two years
of an Honours Degree but you will need to check with your chosen