Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) are advanced qualifications equivalent to the first two years of study at university. Edinburgh College has agreements with many UK universities which allow you to progress to the 2nd or 3rd year of a degree course on successful completion of an HNC/D.
|Start dates||August or January (for fast-track HNCs)|
|Course duration||HNC - One year
HND - Two years
|Entry requirements||12 years of school education with good results in subjects relevant to the course you apply for.
If you are studying a non-UK qualification, it must be equivalent to at least SCQF level 6. The International team will be able to advise on the equivalency of your qualification.
One of the following Secure English Language Tests (SELTs):
Students will also be required to meet us for an interview via Zoom.
Fast Track HNCs are available in some subjects for January start, allowing students to complete the course in six months at a reduced fee. The course is intensive as a one-year course is studied in the first six months.
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