Higher National Diploma (HND)

HND is abbreviation of Higher National Diploma. It is a work-related higher education qualification. While bachelor degrees tend to focus on gaining knowledge, HND is designed to provide you with the skills to utilize that knowledge in a particular job. HND may take two years or more depending upon performance of students and is highly valued by employers around the globe. It is being provided by about 400 universities and institutes of further education in the UK.


Since HND is designed to provide you with the skills for a certain field of work, it can lead you straight to a career. You can also convert your HND to a bachelor’s degree in the UK with some extra study. Once you complete the course, it can allow you an entry into second or third year of a bachelor’s degree course in numerous institutions worldwide

UCI - hnd pathway for study


  • Internationally recognized qualification offered by Pearson Edexcel, London, UK.
  • Pearson Edexcel operates in 112 countries, more than four million students study its internationally recognized qualifications annually.
  • Equivalent to Two Year BA/BSc in Pakistan.
  • Affordable and economical.
  • Direct to employment – in-depth professional education, highly acceptable as ground for employment.
  • Successful completion of HND allows direct entry to a one-year top-up to a BA/BSc Honors Degree in the UK universities.
  • Ideal for students who wish to start professional training early.


At least 2 ‘A’ levels and 5 subjects of ‘O’ levels, Intermediate, Matric and Work related experience. Appropriate English language skills.