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 58 countries around the world, and are an ideal choice for learners seeking an affordable and relevant route to a degree or employment. This year over 100,000 students in the UK and worldwide will choose an HNC or HND 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, visit our student site.


Build your own

New BTEC Higher Nationals

Build your own

Delivering BTEC Higher Nationals

The redevelopment of the new suite of RQF BTEC Higher Nationals is well underway, with new qualifications being released in phases until September 2018. Find out more about what subjects we have in the pipeline.

Your new BTEC Higher Nationals

If you want to create, validate and deliver your own bespoke Higher National qualifications, we have options to support both UK Universities and Colleges worldwide.

Bespoke BTEC Higher Nationals

Higher Nationals for UK 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

Select a subject

  1. A

    1. Advanced Practice in Early Years Education
    2. Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families
    3. Aeronautical Engineering
    4. Agriculture
    5. Animal Management
    1. Applied Biology
    2. Applied Chemistry
    3. Art and Design
    4. Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles
    5. Automotive Engineering
  2. B

  3. C

    1. Chemical Science for Industry
    2. Computing
    3. Computing and Systems Development
    1. Construction and the Built Environment
    2. Creative Media Production
  4. E

  5. F

  6. G

    1. General Engineering
    1. Graphic Design
  7. H

    1. Hair and Beauty Management
    2. Health and Social Care
    3. Healthcare Practice
    1. Healthcare Practice for England
    2. Horticulture
    3. Hospitality Management
  8. I

  9. M

    1. Manufacturing Engineering
    2. Marine Engineering
    1. Mechanical Engineering
    2. Music
  10. N

  11. O

  12. P

    1. Performing Arts
    2. Photography
    1. Policing
    2. Public Services
  13. S

    1. Social and Community Work
    2. Sport
    1. Sport and Exercise Science
    2. Sport and Exercise Sciences
  14. T

    1. Three-Dimensional (3D) Design
    1. Travel and Tourism
  15. V

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