Higher National Diploma
They are vocational higher education qualifications awarded by Pearson -Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC). While a degree helps you gain knowledge, HNCs and HNDs are designed to give you the skills to put that knowledge to effective use in a particular job. They are reputable qualifications that are highly valued by employers both in the UK and overseas, and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organizations.
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND)
Higher National Diploma in Business is a highly popular course in UK awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest accredited awarding body. This course is designed to provide for the needs of a wide range of individuals who wish to gain academic knowledge and understanding of how business works and to evaluate the application of business principles. The HND Level 5 qualification develops students’ abilities and personal skills in management, analysis and presentation of information to enable them to progress to independent learners, and it gives them a clear route to employment and degree courses. This course equate to the first two years of a 3 year degree program and students will have an opportunity to continue their bachelor’s degree by studying with UK universities for additional 9 months period.
Teaching and learning activities are designed to develop student’s knowledge, understanding and skills for success in a variety of administrative and management positions in business. The lessons are practical and interactive, focusing on how business theory applies in the contemporary workplace.