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Higher National Diplomas (HNDs)

HNDs are work-related, or vocational, higher education qualifications to give you the skills you need to work in a particular job.

As Level 5 qualifications (equivalent to a foundation degree) with the focus on ‘learning by doing, these practical diplomas are highly valued by employers.

Your internationally recognised qualification can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.

Belfast Met has a very wide range of HND options, and we can also help you choose the course that fits your career plans and helps you progress.

HNDs

An example of our HNDs include:

  • Art and Design (Visual Effects and Animation)
  • Animal Management 
  • Applied Biology 
  • Applied Chemistry 
  • Building Services
  • Business
  • Creative Media Production (Broadcast Journalism)
  • Creative Media Production (Computer Games Design)
  • Creative Media Production (Moving Image)
  • Computing and Systems Development
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Graphic Design
  • Hair and Beauty Management 
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Music 
  • Sport 
  • Sport and Exercise Science