Candidates completing HND or HNC qualifications leading to a UK Certificate of Competency.
HND or HNC Qualification certificates issued by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) and Edexcel MUST be completed in an MCA approved training centre to be used as a qualification leading to the issue of a UK CoC. The MCA has no approved training centres outside the UK leading to a HND/HNC. If these qualifications are obtained through a non-approved centre, they will not be accepted as leading to a UK CoC. However, there are collaborative schemes with overseas colleges where the qualifications are gained through an approved training centre in the UK. Commonly referred to as the 1+1 schemes.