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FAQ: What is an HND and an HNC?

What is an HND and an HNC?

Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a qualification awarded by Edexcel in England and a Higher National awarded by the SQA in Scotland. A vocational option of higher education, studying a HNC Course is highly regarded by both smaller and international companies and can be used to apply for further undergraduate study at a university.

A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification uses studying and practical elements to prepare students for a particular job and/or career. HND courses are valued by companies and employers and are perfect for individuals who wish to have a more of a ‘hands-on’ experience with their studies.

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