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National Qualifications include the national courses that school pupils now undertake in their senior phase, including Highers and Advanced Highers. They also include National Certificates which develop skills and knowledge relating to a specific subject or occupational area.
This is an advanced programme of study that can be studied over one year of full-time study or in some cases 2-3 years with part-time study. You may be able to move from an HNC SCQF Level 7 to the second year of an HND SCQF Level 8, provided you pass an additional three appropriate credits.
This qualification offers a higher level or study than an HNC. It takes up to two years to complete on a full-time basis or in some cases up to five years with part-time study. With most HNDs you can leave at the end of first year with an HNC provided you have passed the necessary units.
NPAs are aimed at assessing a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas. They also link to National Occupational Standards, which are the basis of SVQs. NPAs are at SCQF Levels 2 - 6 and are successfully delivered in partnership between schools, colleges and employers.
This is a post HND qualification that is gained after successfully completing an additional one year of full-time study.
An ordinary/honours degree can be achieved after three or four years of successful full-time study.
Nationally recognised qualifications gained in the workplace. The qualifications are designed by industry to meet their requirements and approved by National Sectors Skills Councils.
Nationally recognised qualifications gained in the workplace. MAs vary in levels but a typical MA will consist of an SVQ, Core Skills and either an NC, HNC or HND or a combination of these.
If you meet the entry criteria you will be contacted to attend an interview. This will give you and your department an opportunity to find out a bit more about each other.
Our full-time prospectus is launched each year in September - online applications go live at the end of October.
Interviews normally take place from February each year.
After interview, you will be notified if you have been successful. if you have been unsuccessful, you will have the opportunity to apply for an alternative course.
Call: 01324 403 000