Introduction to HE

Higher Education at Kidderminster College

At Kidderminster College, we offer a range of higher education (university level) courses, providing a programme of specialist vocational learning, to ensure you have the chance to study higher level qualifications without the associated costs of moving away.

In addition, we have an excellent reputation for promoting university level courses by organising visits to local and national universities and higher education colleges. We can also help with your UCAS application form and personal statements.

With their strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector, Higher National Diplomas are recognised and valued internationally by employers.


What is a Higher National Diploma (HND)?

A Higher National Diploma is an internationally recognised Level 5 vocational qualification alternative to degree level learning. A Higher National Diploma is equivalent to a second year of university and can be converted in o an Honours Degree with additional study at a university.

How long does it take to complete a Higher National Diploma?

Full Time – Two years

Part time – Four years

How are Higher National Diplomas assessed?

Higher National Diplomas are mainly assessed through assignments, projects and practical tasks that you complete throughout the course, not via exams. However, this differs dependent upon the subject you choose to study. All work is externally verified.