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Higher National Diploma, awarded by Pearson BTEC, is level 5 accredited Diploma in the UK and internationally recognized. It includes 15 courses and equivalent to the first two years of a degree. With one additional year of study at a UK University it can become a BA Honours Degree. HND has transferable credits of a minimum of 240.

This qualification is categorized under a ‘General’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students. Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • High School Degree regardless of branch and final score.
  • International university admission certificate such as SAT, GED, A-Level and BTEC Level 3.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
  • Relative work experience.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognized by Higher Education providers as meeting the admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses, such as:

  • BSc (Hons) Computing.
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing.
  • BSc (Hons) in Business and Computing.

Many universities allow advanced entry onto the second or third year of a degree. Students should be aware that university admission criteria is always subject to change and understand the course entry requirements for subject, year and grade before applying.

The registration will be valid for 24 months, but students may complete the Diploma in less than two years.

Registration process:

  • Students should fill in an online application and provide us with correct information about themselves.
  • A proof of identity must be submitted with the application.
  • Students should also submit a scan of recent education certificate and an evidence to English level.
  • After approval, students can make payments and start the learning.

Evaluation will be conducted through practical assignments rather than conventional examinations. Student will be allocated sufficient time to complete one or two assignments for each course.

Each successfully completed course will be graded as a Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

  • A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
  • Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

The qualification is designed as Mentored Self-Paced learning. It is delivered via an Online Social Learning Platform called NG Education.

Study materials consist of reading-texts, videos, activities, case-studies, interactive quizzes and assignments. All materials are available online.

Instructors are available to guide and support students during their study. Students can ask questions and discuss topics through different methods, such as live chat, forums, discussion groups and even direct contact with instructors.

Pearson Certificate

The final certificate will be awarded by Pearson BTEC, a leading awarding body. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual by following number: 603/7596/6

Additionally, students will be issued a digital certificate from Next Gates upon completing each course. Should they need a printed and sealed copy, they may request one for an additional fee. Students will be responsible for any notary or apostille authentication fees when required.

Students willing to study the Higher National Diploma are required to pay a registration fee, followed by payment for the courses included in the program. The registration fee is valid for two year. If students are unable to complete the diploma within this timeframe, they have the option to extend it for an additional year by paying an extension fee.

The total tuition for the diploma is $5,950. Students may receive a discount based on the number of installments or the payment plan agreed upon with an official agent.

* Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.
* Discounts don’t apply on registration fee.

You can follow the listed pages to read more details related to BTEC Higher National Qualifications

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