Student and Tutor - HND Courses at Solihull College

What are HND Courses?

A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification uses studying and practical elements to prepare students for a particular job and/or career.

It is a higher education qualification for individuals who wish to have more ‘hands-on experience with their studies. Because they are designed to give you the skills for a particular field of work, they can lead you straight into a career.  You can also use the qualifications to progress within your current career to gain professional status.

What level Is A HND Qualification?

A HND qualification is a level 5 qualification that is the equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree.


How Long do HND Courses Take to Complete?

A Higher National Diploma (HND) takes 2 years full-time to complete and can also be taken part-time which takes longer. It can only be undertaken after the successful completion of the relevant HNC.


What Courses are Available as an HND?

Here at Solihull College, we offer a wide range of subjects and sectors as an HND qualification which includes computing, engineering, aerospace, Early Years, Electrical, Fine Art, Moving Images, Games, Graphics, manufacturing, photography, science, and sport science.  For more information on each individual HND click here.


How is an HND Assessed?

Assessment for our HND courses is through coursework, assignments, and individual and group projects.


Why Choose Solihull College for Your HND?

With a range of colleges and universities out there to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which institute is best to choose and what makes it different from the rest?  Solihull College offers fees lower than many universities, offering you affordable excellence to study on your doorstep if you want something closer to home.   We also make our courses flexible to make them accessible to more people, enabling you to fit your studies around work and/or family life if required.

Our facilities available on our campuses are unmatched in the region with recent investments including an area solely designed for our university-level students at our Blossomfield university centre where students and relax and study in an area away from the hustle and bustle of the college.

Solihull college was also successful in its QAA HE review – demonstrating the high quality of our provision.

HND Courses Solihull College Blossomfield Campus

How To Apply For A HND

All applications for our HND courses are made through our college admissions service (UCAS) website.

If you require more information to help you decide whether you are choosing the right course for you or have the relevant entry requirements email our admissions team at or call 0121 678 7000.