Higher National Qualifications
This section lists publications about Higher National Qualifications - for subject-specific Higher National Assessments, see the Higher National Assessments section.
Some of the publications are available to download in PDF format, by clicking on their title.
Catalogue of Higher National Units
The HN Catalogue is no longer being produced. Please refer to the HN Units spreadsheet (2 MB) for the most up to date information.
Guidance on Graded Units (376 KB)
Using the design principles for Higher National Certificates and Diplomas
Graded Units are a means of ensuring that candidates have achieved the principal aims of a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/D). These guidelines are aimed at extending good practice to all HNC/Ds.
Free, CA2800, February 2007
Higher National publications by subject area
For subject-specific Higher National Assessments, see the Higher National Assessments section.
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