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The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a vocational qualification, which is relevant to higher technician or middle management jobs and which emphasises practical approaches to learning, including project and assignment work, team and group work, and research into real business practice.

 A HND is usually studied full-time, but can be studied part-time. Many HNDs include work placements of up to one term, HNDs are available in a wide range of subjects usually employment/occupationally related. However some are not related to specific jobs e.g. Social Sciences.

 It usually takes two years to complete, although many colleges offer different ways of studying for this qualification, HNDs are provided by both Colleges of Further Education and Higher Education, and by some universities.

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