Professional Qualifications

Our business and professional courses are ideal if you are looking to gain relevant work-related qualifications which will not only enhance your existing experience, but will allow you to achieve your career goals.

A professional qualification will ensure that you are fully equipped with the vital skills and knowledge needed to progress in your career. Studying for your professional qualification will not only help you to receive recognition from your employer, but will provide you with the opportunity to study alongside like-minded professionals.

Our chartered certified courses include:

  • Accounting (AAT & CIMA)
  • Human Resources (CIPD)
  • Management (CMI)
  • Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma (HNC/HND)

HNCs and HNDs are highly-regarded by employers and are also accepted as an accelerated entry on to many university degrees, often allowing entry directly into the second or third year of your chosen degree. Both qualifications comprise of Higher National units, providing a pathway into a particular career, helping to improve job prospects, and providing a natural stepping stone on to a higher level qualification.

Foundation Degrees

Foundation degrees (FdA and FdSc) are delivered in partnership with universities, and are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for a particular area of work. These degree courses are ideal for people who are looking to develop their careers. Equivalent to the first two years of a university degree course, on completion, students often spend an extra year ‘topping up’ to a full honours degree.

Honours Degrees

Bachelors or Honours degrees, with titles such as Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons), Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Hons), are standard higher education qualifications recognised across the world.

Usually you will enrol on to an Honours degree, typically studying for 3 or 4 years full-time. You can also ‘top up’ a HNC, HND or Foundation degree to a full Honours degree through a period of additional study.