HND's/HNC's equivalent on UCAS entry requirements?

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hannahward08
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I am having a look at Undergraduate 2018 entry course vacancies on UCAS and I'm wondering, if the course was to accept HND's or HNC's as a qualification in the entry requirements section, would it be labelled as that, or would it have a different name? Because quite a lot of courses I've looked at have entry requirements such as A-levels, National Extended Diplomas, Access to HE etc. but no mention of HND's or HNC's and I was wondering if I was missing something, or maybe these particular courses just don't accept those qualifications?

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Because HNCs/HNDs are comparatively rare qualifications universities might not list them that obviously as there's not space to include every possible qualification, plus in UCAS course search there is not a designated tab for them. Don't worry though - lots of unis do accept them: in theory anyone who accepts BTECs should also accept HNC/HND, as they are similar qualifications but at a higher level.

Find a list of universities you like the sound of and email them with details of the course you're interested in, what qualifications you will have plus your expected grades in them, and your English and Maths GCSE grade if these are below a C. Make it clear whether you are looking for first, second or third year entry (or happy to consider various options) - for some courses you can go straight into a "top-up" course with an HNC/HND so you don't have to do the full three years. For others they will only accept the qualification for first year entry.

Hopefully you'll get lots of helpful emails back that will lay out the different options open to you. Good luck!
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(Original post by hannahward08)
I am having a look at Undergraduate 2018 entry course vacancies on UCAS and I'm wondering, if the course was to accept HND's or HNC's as a qualification in the entry requirements section, would it be labelled as that, or would it have a different name? Because quite a lot of courses I've looked at have entry requirements such as A-levels, National Extended Diplomas, Access to HE etc. but no mention of HND's or HNC's and I was wondering if I was missing something, or maybe these particular courses just don't accept those qualifications?

Thanks in advance.
HNDs and HNCs are equivalent to the first year/two years of a degree. They're a higher qualification than A levels and so not normally listed in standard entry requirements.

If you're looking for first year entry then they'll normally be suitable for most universities as long as the content is relevant to the course. For 2nd/3rd year entry then you'd need to apply for advanced standing - so you need to contact universities in to check whether the content of the HNC/HND is compatible with their first/second year to allow entry into later years.
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Does Manchester university accept HNC?
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Does Manchester university accept HNC?
You need to ask them. It will depend on the subject of the HND, the course and whether you are applying for 1st, 2nd or 3rd year entry.
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