You also need to double check your HNC/HND is actually worth what you think it is. Usually the HNC is equivalent to the first year of an Honours Degree and the HND is equivalent to the first two years, allowing you to enter the final year. My son has just finished the first year of a two year HND in Health and Social Care at college. There are not enough modules covered in the course for it to be equivalent to two years of a degree, and the full HND is only equivalent to the first year, meaning they will have to start at Uni in year two. Considering the fees [here in Northern Ireland] have increased ,just before my son's group started in year one from £1,400 a year to £2,500 a year many people ,myself included think it is actually a complete rip off. £5,000 worth of debt for something that's only going to allow you entry into the second year of a degree instead of the final year. Lots of people on my son's course were really angry about it, when they found out BTEC had not included enough modules in the HND for it to be worth 2 years of an Honours degree.Lots of people left after the first year and are about to start a Nursing degree at uni instead. In fact I think my son said that out of about 25 or so that started there are only 7 left going in to the second year. So, the college has scrapped the BTEC HND for new students who start this September and have changed it over to a Foundation Degree instead, which WILL be worth two years of a degree. But the college said they cannot transfer over to the Foundation Degree as it will be completely different. But needless to say, my son and his classmates feel really short changed by the college and by BTEC.