At West Notts we offer a number of HNCS, HNDs, foundation degrees, and top-up awards in a range of subjects. Our university-level courses are validated by the University of Derby and Birmingham City University.
HNCs and HNDs
Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are vocational studies designed to teach students the practical skills needed for specific areas of work. These qualifications are usually taken after a Level 3 course (A Levels, NVQs or BTECS).
Foundation degrees are a flexible qualification equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. Foundation degrees can be studied both full and part-time and following successful completion, can be ‘topped-up’ with a relevant top-up award.
Top-up degrees allow students who have completed a foundation degree or HND, to top-up their award to a full BA/BSC hons degree. Top-up awards usually take a further one year to complete. Topping up your qualifications will broaden your career possibilities.
These courses will qualify students to teach post-14 learners in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector.
Programme specifications for all our courses are available on request.
Please contact the HE team
01623 672191 ext 8092
Note also that all applicants will be provided with a ‘Pocket Programme Spec’ when they attend the applicants' event
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