This is a higher national diploma course which is provided by higher and further education colleges in the UK. The most popular HND courses offered include business, marketing and health and social care.
The program is an equivalent to the second year of university and there are mainly two types of HND program:
- Full time HND: It takes two years to complete
- Part time HND: It takes three to four years to complete
HND is a work related higher education qualification which gives you the skills to put that knowledge to effective use in a particular job. Once you have completed the HND; you have the option to top-up your diploma to an undergraduate degree.