Higher National Certificates are a one year (if studied full-time) work-related qualifications designed to help you take steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. if you are already working, gaining these skills will enable you to make an immediate contribution to your current role. The course will provide you with an extensive overview of practical business skills, which will give you a strong foundation of knowledge upon which to build a successful career.
Develop your career
Upon completion of the HNC, you will be able to progress onto the Higher National Diploma to secure a Level 5 qualification, in one year (if studied full-time). Throughout the HNC you will have developed personal skills, including being able to organise and prioritise your workload, and enhance your leadership abilities and self-confidence which will prepare you for both the world of work and the HND qualification.
Build your skills
You will complete eight units throughout the year, with each unit being assessed by assignments and/or oral presentations; these will be graded on a pass, merit and distinction basis. The course assignments will assess your knowledge and ability to demonstrate analytical and independent research, apply business theory and evaluate decisions in a real business context. Support will be offered by lecturers in preparation for assessment. The course requires reflective learning, creative thinking and effective time management.