The MLS Higher National Diploma (HND Year 2)

Who is the programme for?

The MLS HND is designed for students who wish to commence their University studies but who require additional language support to guide them through their first year or two of study.  Typically Universities require international students to have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS to obtain admission. At MLS, students can commence their HND at only 5.5 IELTS, as they will receive ongoing and integrated language support throughout their course.

What qualifications does this programme provide?

The MLS HND will provide students with a foundation degree equivalent level of study and successful students will be awarded with a recognised MLS Higher National Diploma (HND) and a RQF Level 5 Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma.

Admissions Criteria

  • IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in all 4 skills, or equivalent
  • MLS HNC or equivalent

Course Facts

Direct entry onto a “Top up degree” (final year entry) at one of our partner Universities (subject to application).  On completion of the top up degree the student will be awarded with a full Bachelor’s degree.

  • Award:  MLS Higher National Diploma / RQF Level 5 Perason BTEC Higher National Diploma
  • Level:  QCF 5
  • Further external assessments typically available:  IELTS.
  • Class size:  English Language elements maximum 14, Specialised Content elements maximum 16.
  • Start date:  13 November 2017

Progression to:

Third Year "Top Up" Degree.  You can find a full list of Universities accepting BTEC HND.


Full programme details will follow.