What is the Higher National Diploma (HND)?
The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a 2-year higher studies qualification. After finishing the HND you can access the last year of a British University Degree or other many nationalities, and you can as well enter the job market. The HND qualifications are professional courses that get you ready for specific areas of the job market.
The HND qualification offers several advantages that make it a very appealing option for the students.
- HND are professional courses – The HND chosen to take will guide you towards the professional career you wish to have after finishing your third year at University.
- Practical approach.
- Essential skills – The HND study program covers all the necessary skills required to find a job such as working on one’s own as well as being part of a team using both written and spoken skills.
- There are no exams – All evaluations are based on projects, there is no pressure for passing the exams.
- Access to University – You will be able to access the University with the HND (*).
(*) The Higher National Diploma (HND) is an accepted qualification in many universities throughout the world, especially in Great Britain. See link>>.
What are you getting when finishing the HND course?
Once you have successfully completed the HND you will receive an HND certificate that proves you have taken and completed the course. The certificate equals 120 ECTS credits. These credits are accepted in Universities all around Europe and can be recognised when requiring access to other higher studies.
And after the HND…
Once finished the HND, you can access the last year of a British University Degree or other many other nationalities to obtain a Bachelor Degree or you can go into the job market.
HND in Barcelona Business Institute
Since it is a PEARSON INTERNATIONAL VOCATIONAL CENTRE, ESN offers the Higher National Diploma in Business taught by Pearson Edexcel, as a complement of the Marketing, International Trade and Accounts Higher Degrees. The student can obtain the HND in Business thanks to a study program that meets the requirements to obtain, at the same time, the Spanish Advanced Vocational Training Certificate and the British HND in two study years.