Skip to main content

Business Studies (Higher National Diploma)

Volume 645: debated on Monday 24 July 1961

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Education whether he is now in a position to announce the Government's proposals for the national recognition of advanced sandwich courses in business studies at colleges of commerce and technical colleges.

After consultation with the National Advisory Council on Education for Industry and Commerce, I have decided to establish an award to be known as the Higher National Diploma in Business Studies. This diploma, which will be introduced in September, 1962, will be given for the successful completion of an approved advanced sandwich course lasting three years or an equivalent full-time course. The joint committee concerned hopes to announce details by the end of this year; these will include provision for awarding the diploma to students who have already embarked on an appropriate course and who reach the required standard.The National Advisory Council on Education for Industry and Commerce will later consider the desirability of creating a further award in respect of courses broadly equivalent in length and standard to courses leading to the Diploma in Technology.