HNDs and HNCs

Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are an important part of higher education provision. Our HND/Cs are BTEC Level 5 qualifications (Business and Technology Education Council) and awarded by the national awarding body Edexcel (Pearson).

BTEC HND/Cs provide specialist vocational learning which reflects the requirements of professional organisations and meets the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry. With their strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist sector knowledge and understanding, BTEC HND/Cs are recognised internationally by employers as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progressions to, or within, employment.

Students who gain a Level 5 BTEC HND may choose to continue studying to gain an Honours degree or equivalent.

We offer the following HND courses:

We offer the following HNC course:


How to Apply

Please apply directly to Strode College, either online or complete the application form in the middle of the Higher Education Prospectus.

Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.

Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.

If you are offered a place you should accept within three weeks of an offer being made.


International students

We welcome enquiries from international students, please contact Admissions for more information.