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Higher National Certificate & Diploma (HNC/D)

10 reasons to do an HNC/D

HNCs and HNDs focus on 'learning  by doing' and give skills that you can use in a particular job. They are highly valued by employers and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.

HNCs take one year to complete and HNDs take two years to complete.

• Flexibility of one or two years
• Only £5,500 per year – lower cost than university
• The qualification provides students with a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree

Business Management Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

This Business course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students, along with essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into the world of work or a related degree.

Creative Media Production (Computer Game Design) Business Management Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate/Diploma is aimed at people who work or who wish to work in the Games/Animation industry. The course focuses upon the creative art elements considered fundamental to successful performance in a vocational games industry context, and for employment in the exciting world of games art animation and visual effects.

Early Years Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

This course provides extensive knowledge of professional development, the Early Years curriculum along with communication, values & leadership for advanced Early Years Practitioners. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. Most significantly, you will gain professional status enabling you to work with children or progress to university to complete an Early Years Degree, Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood studies.

Engineering Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

This course provides an extensive knowledge and skills in engineering with specialist units available in Advanced Manufacturing and Automated Systems. You will be studying in the new (£11m) state-of-the-art Harlow Advanced Manufacturing Centre (HAMEC) equipped with over £2m worth of industry standard machinery and equipment. There is a huge demand for qualified engineers locally, nationally and internationally. We work closely with industry to ensure our courses meet the requirements of employers.

Performing Arts Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

This course has been created to focus on strengthening learners' existing abilities along with building up skills in the disciplines of Acting, Singing, Dance, Devising/Choreography as well as developing academic skills and knowledge in an autonomous way.

It is aimed at dedicated learners who wish to continue developing their skills and attributes to move into a range of areas in the artistic industry. Audition skills are enhanced enabling a more prepared application for the next-steps within their studies.

Sport Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

Passionate about a career in sport? This full-time qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the sport industry as a Practitioner, Manager or Coach. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and understanding, opening up a broad choice of career options.

Year 1 of this two year course is studied at Level 4 (HNC). Year 2 is at Level 5 (HND).