Higher National Diploma

DESIGNED FOR KNOW-WHAT & KNOW-HOW

A BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is equivalent to the first and second year of a UK Honours degree, and is ideal if you are looking to progress to, or within, employment, or the final year of a degree.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Course content could include:

  • core units covering essential underpinning knowledge and skills
  • a wide range of optional units focusing on specialist sector knowledge
  • different qualification pathways reflecting specialist areas in some sectors
  • locally devised units reflecting the needs of your area.

 

HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED

HND units are assessed internally. You are graded for each individual unit with a Pass, Merit or Distinction, and you may be assessed in a number of different ways, such as:

  • presentations, written reports, accounts, surveys;
  • log books, production diaries;
  • role play;
  • observations of practical tasks or performance;
  • articles for journals, press releases;
  • production of visual or audio materials, artefacts, products and specimens; or
  • peer and self-assessment.

All internal assessment is quality assured through internal verification and sampled through external verification by Pearson.

 

PROGRESSION AT SBCS

progression

 

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS AT SBCS

 

GLOBAL RECOGNITION

BTEC qualifications have all earned global recognition from some of the world’s leading universities:

In the United States of AmericaIn AustraliaIn the United KingdomIn Canada

Including:

Colorado State, Massachusetts Institute  of Technology and California Institute of Technology.

Including:

Macquarie University, University of Wollongong, and Charles Darwin University,

Including:

The University of Oxford, London School of Economics and the University of Surrey.

 Including:

Ryerson University, Brock University and University of Waterloo.