HND Animal Care Courses
Business and Equine Studies HND Aberystwyth University (Was University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Animal Care 2FT HND
Animal Management 2FT HND University of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Pontypridd (G14) qualification
Animal Studies 2FT HND Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education (G80) qualification
Animal Management 2FT HND Huddersfield Technical College
Animal Management 2FT HND The University of Kent
Animal Science 2FT HND University of Northampton
Applied Animal Studies 2FT HND
Animal Management 1FT/2FT HNC/HND Solihull College
Animal Management 2FT HND Welsh College of Horticulture
Animal Studies 2FT HND University of Wolverhampton
Animal Care and Management 2FT HND University of Worcester
Animal Welfare & Management 2FT HND
HND Animal Care Courses
What is an HND Course?
A Higher National Diploma HND course is best described as a two-year full-time or three-year part-time course, which once completed can lead to entry on the final year of a degree course. HND courses are vocational in nature as they prepare you for careers in specific areas of industry.
Rather than going straight onto a degree course students often choose to complete a HND course first. The advantage of this is that if you went straight into a degree course and were unsuccessful you would leave without any qualifications. However, successfully completing a HND course first will ensure that you have a qualification to fall back on.
The work undertaken is likely to be significantly based on practical assignments and quite often involves a group project, which you will be marked on collectively and as an individual.
The units of which the HND course is comprised cover all the key skills that you will need when you eventually look for work.
Namely working as an individual, working within a team environment as well as completing both written and oral presentations.
The HND course is run by the University but is provided by the BTEC group, thus there is an additional registration fee on top of the tuition fee that you will pay. You must pay this registration fee direct to your University and they will pass it on to the BTEC group.
In what situation is a HND the most suitable choice?
The HND course is the most suitable choice for you if you are a student who feels that they are not ready to undertake a degree. A HND can be an extremely effective way to prepare you for a degree course at a later stage in your academic life, as it allows you to gain confidence in your own abilities as well as gain experience and familiarity with your choice of study.
When you have successfully completed your HND course you will receive a certificate to certify that you have followed and completed a HND course in a recognised area of study. You will also receive a number of credits, typically one credit for each unit that you successfully completed. These credits are recognised by other Universities and can be used when applying for a course at another University.