BTEC Higher Nationals

BTEC Higher Nationals are internationally-recognised Higher Education qualifications at level 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment.

BTEC Higher Nationals are delivered at both universities and colleges in 60 countries around the world, and are an ideal choice for students seeking an affordable and relevant route to a degree or employment. This year over 100,000 students in the UK and worldwide will choose to do an HNC or HND at their local college to help them progress in their career.

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If you are interested in delivering BTEC Higher Nationals at your institution, please let us know.

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If you are a student, and would like more information about BTEC Higher National qualifications, please visit our student site.


New BTEC Higher Nationals

Build your own

Delivering BTEC Higher Nationals

The redevelopment of the new suite of RQF BTEC Higher Nationals is complete, with the last of the new qualifications being delivered from September 2018. Find out more about which subjects have been redeveloped.

Your new BTEC Higher Nationals

Student Recruitment Toolkit

If you want to create, validate and deliver your own bespoke Higher National qualifications, we have options to support both universities in the UK and EEA, and colleges worldwide.

Commissioned BTEC Higher Nationals

Higher Nationals for UK and EEA universities

For you to be prepared to deliver BTEC Higher National qualifications, you will need to be equipped with the latest resources we have available.

Quality Assurance

Training for BTEC Higher Nationals

Delivering new BTEC Higher Nationals in the UK

Delivering new BTEC Higher Nationals internationally

Success Stories

We have collected some success stories from students who are studying a BTEC Higher National, as well as employers that we have worked with on special projects.

Read some of our success stories

Are you a student looking at your Higher Education options? Visit our new student site to find out more about BTEC Higher Nationals and where they can take you.


Other BTEC Higher National Resources

HN Global

HN Global is an exciting new online platform created by Pearson for BTEC Higher National students around the world.

Find out more about HN Global

Degree Course Finder

Degree Course Finder allows students to see which universities they can progress to once they have completed their BTEC Higher National qualification.

Find out more about Degree Course Finder

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