HNDs use practical approaches to learning. Study methods include project and assignment work, team and group work, presentations and case studies. HNDs aim to develop the high-level transferrable skills and academic knowledge that are required for degree study or work. They are therefore recognized by employers and are a recognized way in to some professions.
Because employers and universities recognize HNDs as good evidence of a student’s ability, having an HND will help them progress in to university. This could be in the UK, or in other English speaking countries including the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.