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Higher National Diploma


The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a work-related course provided by higher and further education colleges in the UK. A full-time HND takes two years to complete, or three to four years part time. Generally an HND is equivalent to second year of university.

BTEC qualifications are particular types of work-related qualifications that are available in a wide range of subjects. These courses have been designed in collaboration with the industry, so they can equip one with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.The qualifications offer a mix of theory and practice and can also include an element of work experience.

About Pearson Education


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.

HND at DIA


Course Highlights

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.

Course content includes:


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.


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About Dia

Managed by IMS, Noida group, IMS-Design & Innovation Academy was established in 2005 in Noida with a vision to nurture and train professionals in Design, Fashion and Communication.

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