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  • n. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Honduras.
  • proper n. Initialism of Higher National Diploma.


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  • At that time, one generation ago, I was involved in admissions to an engineering department in a polytechnic and we were turning down for HND, never mind our BEng, candidates much stronger than those being accepted for many degree courses today.

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  • Consider a joint-honours course, for example, or widening your preferences from, say, an undergraduate degree to a foundation one or an HND Higher National Diploma.

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  • Then they made HNDs equivalent to multiple GCSEs so that they could include HND results in the GCSE figures without any explanation of the equivalence.

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  • As I draw ever nearer to finishing my 2 year HND Interactive Media course (couple of months now), on reflection I'd say that the lack of almost any involvement from design professionals is what has really annoyed me over the last two years.

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  • A former colleague of mine once described a degree as an HND with a bit more writing, the purpose of the extra year being to get a bit more practice and a bigger portfolio for job interviews.

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  • The HND was a good old fashioned vocational qualification (whereas the BA is supposed to be an academic qualification).

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  • The Foundation Degree was launched in the early part of this decade and has replaced the old Higher National Diploma (HND) in England, and is likely to do the same in Scotland.

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  • Education Watford grammar school; Cassio College, Watford (business and finance); Manchester polytechnic (HND in business and finance).

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  • Plus, my mother was doing an HNC later an HND in Business Studies at the local technical college, and I often went in there to meet her after school, and sat in their library, which had even more textbooks.

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