NEW College’s first cohort of Higher National Diploma students have graduated in a special ceremony celebrating their work and achievements.

HNDs and Higher National Certificates are work-related qualifications designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a particular vocational sector.

Higher Education Co-ordinator Santo Basone said: “We are absolutely delighted to see our first cohort of HND students graduate from New College.

“Our students have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and many of them have faced real obstacles during their study.

“Some are going on to study top ups for full degrees and others are going straight into jobs.

“We wish them all the best in their future careers and we know that they will do really well as they have been committed, hardworking and enthusiastic. “ New College provides a wide range of HNDs including: Art and Design, Textiles, Photography, Computing, Business, Early Years, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts, Public Services and Sport.