College Leaver Mature Students HNC

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) – known at some colleges as HND year 1 - are one year (full time) vocational based courses which focus on ‘learning by doing’ and can lead straight to a career, or act as a stepping stone in order to gain entry into the degree of your choice.

HNC/Ds are available in a wide range of subject areas. In fact, whatever you are interested in, you will probably be able to find an HNC to cater for your needs.

Where your HN qualification is not considered suitable for advanced entry, we may still be able to consider you for first year entry. It’s a good idea to check with before starting your HNC.

We have formal agreements with a large number of colleges throughout Scotland however we will consider applications from students studying at any Scottish college.  We are a member of the Pathways partnership and all of our formal agreements in the South East of Scotland are included in the Pathways web-based app.  Whilst Pathways may not include your college if you are studying in the west or north of Scotland, it will give you an indication of which HNC will be suitable for entry to our degrees, but if you have any questions please contact

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