Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019
DurhamWorks have launched 3 podcasts to provide additional information and support to those who may be interested in DurhamWorks.
The three podcasts cover:
Employer support and job opportunities - This episode features The Park Head Hotel at Bishop Auckland and why Claire Gibbons, owner, has taken on three members of staff through DurhamWorks.
The journey a young person has taken whilst on DurhamWorks**** - from suffering from Paranoid schizophrenia to now having a job in which he can be proud of, Christopher Lambert tells us about his journey.
And finally, a parents perspective of how...
HND's and HNC's are work-related (vocational) higher education qualifications. While degrees tend to focus on gaining knowledge, HNCs and HNDs are designed to be more practical and give you the skills for a particular job. They are assessed through assignments, exams and practical tests.
An HNC is a Higher National Certificate which is a level 4 qualification equivalent to the first year of a degree.
An HND is a Higher National Diploma which is a level 5 qualifications and equivalent to studying the first two years of a degree or a foundation degree.
HNCs and HNDs are available in a wide range of subject areas related to work including:
It is usual to only take one course at a time but some students combine their HNC/HND studies with work.
HNCs can take 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 can take 4 years. Some HND’s can be studied by distance learning.
Because HNCs and HNDs are designed to give you the skills for a particular field of work some students may be taking them whilst already working; others will go into a career related to the HND/HNC after they complete their studies. If you have studied an HNC you can increase your level of qualification by moving onto an HND course or onto the second year of a degree programme. You can also convert your HND to a degree by taking a top-up course which usually takes one year full time or going onto the second or third year of a degree.
For more information visit the Pearson website.