Studying for a Higher National Diploma (HND) involves dedicating yourself to a vocational qualification over a prolonged period of time. And, while you know the benefits of choosing such a qualification are abundant, knowing precisely which steps to take once you reach the end of your studies isn’t always as clear.

At the UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC), we aim to guide our students along the right path to achieving their goals. Whether it’s to pursue an even higher level of academic recognition or to enter a professional workplace at the earliest opportunity. We strive to offer the most suitable guidance for the student, which is why we’ll take a look at all the options available to those who have completed their HND.

What Further Study Options Are Available?

Many students decide that a HND isn’t quite enough for them and choose to continue their education. As such, the options available are diverse, with the most popular being the top-up of their HND to a full Bachelors degree. Depending on the nature of your HND qualification and the degree you choose to attain, you can simply apply to join either the second, or final year of a degree course.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the official body through which students should apply to continue their study. It is also the place to assist in determining whether your existing academic credentials are suitable for your application and to help you identify the best academic option for you.

How Do I Find Work?

For those preferring to leave education to pursue a career, your HND qualification will provide you with the skills you need to be successful, and the traits that employers seek in candidates. In fact, with a HND qualification being vocational in nature, you may have undertaken work experience, or real commercial projects, as part of your course.

Taking the next steps in life following your HND study should be a time of great excitement, regardless of whether you hope to find a job quickly or continue to top-up your qualification to a full Bachelors degree. The options are plentiful, and the team at the UKCBC will be available to discuss the route you plan to take and offer complete and impartial advice to ensure you make the best decision.

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