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 admissions@qmu.ac.uk before starting your HNC.

We have formal agreements with the colleges listed below. If you are attending a college not listed here, that’s fine too.  We will consider applications from students studying at any Scottish college.  The lists below will give you an indication of which HNC will be suitable for entry to our degrees, but if you have any questions please contact admissions@qmu.ac.uk

 

 

Borders College

HNC Care and Admin Practice into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Nursing with a pass in all modules and a total of 120 SCQF Credit points, an A in the graded unit and successful completion of a minimum of 555 hours on placement

City of Glasgow College

HNC Acting and Performance into 2nd year of BA(Hons) Drama and Performance

Pass all HNC units and achieve a minimum of B in the graded unit

Edinburgh College

HNC Applied Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Human Biology

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science

HNC Creative Industries: Communication & Media into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BA(Hons) Film & Media

BA(Hons) PR & Media

BA(Hons) PR Marketing & Events

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of A in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology

Fife College

HNC Applied Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Human Biology

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science

HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of B in the graded unit

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degree with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of A in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology

HNC Social Services into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Working with Communities into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

Forth Valley College

HNC Care and Admin Practice into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Nursing with a pass in all modules and a total of 120 SCQF Credit points, an A in the graded unit and successful completion of a minimum of 555 hours on placement

HNC Social Services into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degree with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degree with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of A in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology

NE College

HNC Care and Admin Practice into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Nursing with a pass in all modules and a total of 120 SCQF Credit points, an A in the graded unit and successful completion of a minimum of 555 hours on placement

HNC Social Services into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degree with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degree with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of A in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology

West Lothian College

WEST LOTHIAN COLLEGE

HNC Applied Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Human Biology

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science

 

 

HNC Creative Industries: Communication & Media into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BA(Hons) Film & Media

BA(Hons) PR & Media

BA(Hons) PR Marketing & Events

HNC Care and Admin Practice into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Nursing with a pass in all modules and a total of 120 SCQF Credit points, an A in the graded unit and successful completion of a minimum of 555 hours on placement

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology

BSc(Hons) Public Sociology

HNC Social Science into 2nd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HNC units and a minimum of A in the graded unit:

BSc(Hons) Psychology

HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise into 2nd year of BSc(Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of B in the graded unit

HND Events Management into 2nd year of BA(Hons) Events Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HNC Hospitality Management into 2nd year of BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Pass all HNC units and achieve a minimum of B in the graded unit