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
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
Northumberland College has been awarded a Bronze Award under the
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) developed by the Department for
Education. This award recognises the excellence of undergraduate
teaching, learning environments and student outcomes.