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Higher National Cerificates (HNCs) are work-related higher education qualifications, which are highly valued by employers. They are one-year courses that qualify you directly for employment as well as allowing you to enter the second year of a degree if you choose to continue your studies. Combining an HNC with a degree allows significant saving, while maintaining a high standard of education. In addition, students benefit from Tower Hamlets College's excellent links to top universities.

  • High standard of education from industry-standard teachers
  • Save over £6,000 in tuition fees
  • Avoid accommodation and travel costs by studying closer to home

Currently, the college has four HNCs to choose from.

Higher National Certificate in Business

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve success. The HNC in Business is a recognised qualification designed in cooperation with employers to provide you with a solid understanding in business operations valued by employers as well as prepare you to study at undergraduate level at university.

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Higher National Certificate in Health and Social Care

The course consists of taught elements, an individual research element, and a vocational element requiring students to have a minimum of 200 hours in a range of placement settings. Assessment will be via a range of coursework assignments, including a portfolio of evidence, presentations, timed essays, reports, and research tasks.

This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in this sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. Another key progression path for HNC learners is to the second year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

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Higher National Certificate in Interactive Media

This HNC course keeps pace with the demands of the dynamic and fast-moving industry and will ensure that you are introduced to the latest skills, technologies and working practices for developing interactive media.

You will be given the opportunity to develop practical work skills by getting involved with real world projects and competitions. You will gain essential knowledge by studying the theory and concepts behind interactive media through shared core units that will introduce you to creative thinking techniques, ideas, development, traditional skills, composition, design and layout, typography, and colour theory. This core knowledge will underpin the specialist units in graphics and illustration, web creation and motion graphics.

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Higher National Certificate in Computing and Systems Development

At Tower Hamlets College, the HNC in Computing and Systems Development is delivered in partnership with QA, one of the UK's most trusted training providers. Our teachers are industry experts with with extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering computing courses.

The Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) provides a specialist programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the computing sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. BTEC Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education.

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