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