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Reasons to do an HNC/D

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Vocational Focus

Vocational focus

Unlike many degrees, these courses are vocationally focused and therefore can lead straight on to a career.

Accessible

Accessible

Most HND courses require one A Level or an equivalent qualification, or significant professional experience.

Short Duration

Short duration

A Higher National Diploma is only 2 years in duration and you will be issued with a qualification after this period.

The Choice is Yours

The choice is yours

You can decide to study for 1 year and gain an HNC, or 2 years for an HND.

Affordable

Affordable

The recent astronomical rise in university tuition fees to £9,000 a year has forced many College undergraduates to simply give up on their dreams of getting a degree. The tuition fee for an HND, on the other hand, is approximately £5,500.

Learning by Doing

Learning by doing

Employers understand that HNDs are focused on 'learning by doing' and that this hands-on approach is an excellent way to develop specific practical/technical skills that are highly sought after in employees.

Flexible

Flexible

You can study part-time alongside your job.

Lots of Options

Lots of options

Once the qualification has been obtained you can then re-evaluate all your options of whether you should continue with your studies, go straight into work or take a gap year.

Study Locally

Study locally

You can stay and study locally without the expense of moving away.