If you are interested in gaining a higher-level qualification without going to university or whilst still working, the Higher Education options offered at Bexhill College could be ideal for you.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) courses have the dual advantage of both developing the practical skills needed for the workplace, as well as being a stepping stone to completing an honours degree.
Many students complete the HND whilst working. Students attend College two days a week, usually afternoon/evening which allows students to work around the College commitment.
The course is the academic equivalent of two thirds of a Bachelor’s degree and it can help students develop work-related skills, as well as developing skills for progression. At the end of the course, students are qualified to enrol onto the final year of a degree to ‘top up’ their qualification or to progress in the workplace.
The advantage of completing an HND locally is that it provides the opportunity to study in a friendly, smaller academic environment, which provides lots of support. In addition, the fees are lower and of course, it is convenient.
Previous Bexhill College HND students have been extremely successful. Some students have successfully progressed onto the final year of a degree course locally with students achieving First Class Honours and 2.1 classifications in their degrees. Others have continued to work and many have attained a promotion in the workplace as a result of their training.
We also offer the Diploma in Education and Training with Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (ProfGCE) validated by Canterbury Christ Church.
The course is intended to provide skills and knowledge needed to teach successfully in the Post-16 section. It is also suitable for trainers in industry and private organisations.
Finally, we have the Art & Design Foundation Diploma. This is a Level 3 qualification with Units 1-4 at Level 3 and Units 5-6 at Level 4, aiming to provide the context in which you can build on previous experience and identify and interpret your strengths and specialist direction.