HNC and HND Courses

Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas– an alternative to choice to university that’s highly valued by employers

If you know the career path you want to take and are looking to receive practical training in that field, then a HNC course or HND course could be the qualification for you.

Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas (HNCs/HNDs) are work related qualifications, usually studied full or part-time over one or two years, that focus on vocational learning to help you gain the practical training and skills you need to progress into employment or go onto study at university.

What is the difference between a HNC course and a HND course?

An HNC course is equivalent to the first year of a full Bachelor degree at University and can take between one and two years to complete, whereas an HND course is equivalent to the second year of University study and can be converted to a full bachelor’s degree by studying a one year top up course.

At North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, we offer the following HNCs and HNDs:


HNC Courses

HNC Business (South Wigston)
HNC Computing & Systems Development (Nuneaton)
HNC Computing & Systems Development (South Wigston)
HNC Creative Media Production (South Wigston)
HNC General Engineering (part-time, Nuneaton)
HNC General Engineering (full-time, Nuneaton)
HNC Performing Arts (Hinckley)
HNC Policing (Nuneaton)
HNC Travel & Tourism Management (Nuneaton)

HND Courses

HND Business (South Wigston)
HND Computing & Systems Development (South Wigston)
HND Creative Media Production (South Wigston)
HND Creative Media (Games Development, Hinckley)
HND Creative Media (Journalism, Hinckley)
HND Creative Media (Moving Image, Hinckley)
HND Fashion & Textiles (Hinckley)
HND Fine Art (Hinckley)
HND in Graphic Design (Hinckley)
HND Interior Design (Hinckley)
HND Photography (Hinckley)
HND Policing (Nuneaton)
HND Sport (Nuneaton)
HND Sport (South Wigston)
HND Travel & Tourism Management (Top Up, Nuneaton)
Financial support may be available to help cover the cost of Tuition fees. We have a dedicated guidance team who can offer free impartial advice to help you select the course that's right for your career path and support you with your application.

To find out more information about one of our HNC/HND courses:

Call 0116 264 3535