What is an HND?

on December 13, 2019

Why study an HND?

An HND is the academic equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete and is designed to equip you with the skills relevant to your chosen career. HNDs are focused on ‘learning by doing’ to gain and develop hands-on skills ready for the workplace. These qualifications are highly valued in the eyes of employers.

Where can an HND lead?

As HNDs are designed to give you the skills for a particular field of work, they can lead straight to a career. HND graduates have the advantage of gaining a wealth of practical, specialised experience prior to securing their first graduate position.

HNDs can also be extended via a top-up course into a full Bachelors degree, this is another effective route into employment. Holding a Bachelors degree opens you up to jobs and internships that would otherwise be unavailable to you.

Can I get funding for further study?

HNDs are eligible for government funding from Student Finance.

The courses we offer

HND Art and Design
Foundation Degree Child and Family Studies
Foundation Degree Salon and Spa Management
HND Creative Media Production
HND Music

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