Delivered at both universities and colleges, and providing progression routes to both Higher Education and employment, Pearson BTEC Higher National Qualifications have been designed to provide specialist work-related learning and are offered at two levels, to allow greater flexibility for students: Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas.
Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are designed in a way that combines both the practical and cognitive skills needed for the workplace. They are designed to give colleges the flexibility to develop engaging, relevant programmes to support their students’ professional development aspirations.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Art and Design is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits of which 80 are mandatory core.
International Professional Standards.
Ensures essential academic standards
Breadth of Knowledge, skills and understanding needed to design and deliver a learning outcome should one wish to progress from the Higher National Diploma to a final top-up year at degree level, they will be equipped with the necessary study skills to ensure a seamless transition to identified overseas universities.
Core units covering essential underpinning knowledge and skills
A wide range of optional units focusing on specialist knowledge
Different qualification pathways reflecting specialist areas in some sectors
Locally devised units reflecting the needs of the region.
Students who successfully complete a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma might decide to use it as a starting point for working towards professional membership or studying for entry to their specialist professional body.