When we talk about being the best in various aspects, we forget that practical knowledge is something that helps everyone to grow to a great extent. The most important thing one should keep in mind that although the theory helps you secure marks, the concept “learning by doing” helps you grow in the job world.

So what exactly are these HNC and HND courses? Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are work-related, or vocational, higher education qualifications. They are Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications respectively. There are plenty of courses available under the HND and HNC courses.

There are various aspects of this learning by doing method of these two degrees. You can use the concept in your job field and that can help you to get a promotion or a raise in the salary better.

However it is very one of the best thing about having a HNC or HND degree is, you are more likely to get preference in various sorts of things. For example, if you have applied for a job and you have a HNC or a HND degree on the same subject, you are more likely to get preference to the other candidates.

Both qualifications are provided by further and higher education colleges. HNCs take about one year to complete full-time and two years part-time. HNDs take two years full-time and can also be taken part-time, which takes longer.

There are a lot of subjects available for you under this degree. They are –

1.    HNC and HND in Computing.
2.    Business and Management.
3.    Engineering.
4.    Agriculture.
5.    Retail and distribution.
6.    Construction and Civil engineering.
7.    Performing arts.
8.    Health and social care.
9.    Sports and exercise science.
10.  Hospitality management.

How to be a part of the HNC and HND programs?

There are a plenty of colleges and universities along with institutes in Edinburgh that provide you the right degree for the HNC and HND courses. All you need is a certain previous qualifications.

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed through assignments, projects and practical tasks that you complete throughout the course.

If you successfully complete an HNC or HND, the grades in each subject unit are shown as:

•    pass
•    merit
•    distinction

There are a lot of benefits of getting a HNC or HND degree. Get yourself one ASAP.