Academic Progression

Higher National Diploma students can join universities in Pakistan and around the world to ‘top up’ and convert their credits into a full degree in the relevant subject area. The latest list of international universities offering progression routes to complete Bachelor’s degrees after Higher Nationals can be accessed at Some of the well- known international universities offering progression for HND students include,

  • Griffith University, Australia
  • Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
  • Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Royal Roads University, Canada
  • London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Helsinki School of Business, Finland
  • University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Northwood University, United States of America
  • University of Derby, United Kingdom
  • Bucks New University, United Kingdom
  • University of the West of England, United Kingdom


Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma is regulated by the following UK bodies:

  • Ofqual (England, UK)
  • SQA Accreditation (Scotland, UK)
  • CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland, UK)
  • Qualifications Wales (Wales, UK)

In addition to global recognition, the Pearson Higher National Diploma is fully recognized as equivalent to the first two years of Bachelors by Higher Education Commission Pakistan since 28th November, 2004. Students also have the option to join the third year at Lahore Garrison University if they do not wish to enroll in an international higher education institution.