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Higher National Certificate (HNC)

A Higher National Certificates is a higher education or a post-secondary education qualification sometimes called as territory education or third-level education in the United Kingdom. Higher National Certificates (HNC) is equivalent to university bachelor’s degree and awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an HNC (previously a level 5 qualification) is now Level 4 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

The HNC is a BTEC qualification granted by Edexcel and in Scotland.

Ireland, an HNC is considered roughly equivalent to a FETAC level 6 Advanced Certificate – as both contain at least 8 modules/units at IRL level 6 (UK level 4)

In Scotland, an HNC is Level 7 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.

HNC is a full-time one year 120 credits program and requires Level 3 qualification at least. Grade boundaries is categorized under following mentioned:

  • Distinction- 70% and above
  • Merit- 60-69%
  • Pass- 40-59%
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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Highlights of the Course

Skills Development

HNC will develop essential skills, knowledge of the various subjects, and industry-related expertise. 

Great Learning Environment

Students will meet with a great learning environment and new challenges.

Add-on to Studies

HNC helps students directly to get enrolled to the bachelor's programs.

Entry Requirements for the Program

Education
  1. Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  2. An Access to Higher Education Certificate
English Language Requirements

For students who are not from the UK or English is not your first language than you must have appeared in IELTS 6.0 or equivalent examination and crack it with minimum 6.0 bands overall. No students is eligible less than this.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

A Higher National Diploma (HND) is a higher education or a post-secondary education qualification in the United Kingdom. HND is two-year Level 5 work-related program and equivalent to first two year of Honours Degree of BA/BSc study.

HND is normally more extensive and academically harder than the HNC and evaluated usually based on a weighted average. After completion HND program successfully many HNDs are allowed to get enrolled directly to the third year of an Honours Degree program.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
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Highlights of the Course

Skills Development

HNC will develop essential skills, knowledge of the various subjects, and industry-related expertise. 

Great Learning Environment

Students will meet with a great learning environment and new challenges.

Add-on to Studies

HNC helps students directly to get enrolled to the bachelor's programs.

Direct Admission to Bachelors Programs

HND a pathway to enter to the third year of honors bachelor's degrees.

Entry Requirements for the Program

Standard Entry Requirements (Applicants under 21 years)

Age & Education

Students who are under 21 years of age are required to have 80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications and 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Students who do not meet these requirements will be interviewed individually.

Students above 21 years and do not meet the standard criterion are also welcome under our Foundation programme. 

Process Required

For All Applicants

  1. An application form
  2. Personal statement
  3. Personal interview
  4. Assessment by the university or institution

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