For students who do not live or come from an English language speaking country then we recommend taking an IELTS course to improve your language to level 5.5 or higher. This can be done alongside our courses. Your minimum level of English may vary depending upon which university you decide to complete your top up qualification from.

You will need to have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above on completion of the OBS course. You can study an English course alongside the HND program. At level 4/5 you will require a full secondary education to be eligible to enroll onto the course and universities will require a minimum age before embarking on the university top-up programme.

There is no formal interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria. Our team will review your application and there is a need of a meeting, our team will organize a video conferencing session with you.

Our courses are mentioned on the website in quite a detail which can be helpful for the learner to understand and select the best course.

After reviewing your initial application, our team will contact your through email and then you will be provided with the relevant documents to fill and submit both electronically and/or through postal service (as communicated by the institute).


Yes. Once NICON has received the funds confirmation from your end, your academic account will be activated on our Learning System and you will be able to access the resources accordingly.

No additional costs are levied by NICON but there is an opportunity for learners to purchase additional learning resources including tutor support, ebooks, games and short business courses.

Payment can be made online through Sage Pay by credit/debit card, bank transfer or PayPal through any of our international banks.

Assessments are included with the course enrollment fee. If you fail an assessment at the end of a module, you may have to purchase a re-sit by paying $100.

Each program costs you $ 4500. You have to pay $1500 at the time of admission which includes your registration fee and fee for 1st semester. For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semester, you have to pay $1000/semester prior to the start of the semester.


Each program costs your $ 4500. You have to pay $1500 at the time of admission which includes your registration fee and fee for 1st semester. For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semester, you have to pay $1000/semester prior to the start of the semester.


NICON-USA LLC is an admission and coordination office of NICON Training Institute FZE. Ras Al Khaimah UAE, a formal institute imparting Higher National Programs globally.

Personal Details

All details can be edited through the student dashboard. Once a student has enrolled they can login a view their course progress, edit their profile and chat to fellow students in the forum.

Access to the NICON Dashboard is for a maximum of 2.5 years from date of enrolment. This can be extended if a request is made in writing to NICON Student admin.

If learners have lost or forgotten their log in details, they can request a new password on provision of their email address. Email support@nicon-usa.com for more assistance.


After completing HND, learner is eligible to join a university for the 3rd year of BS Hons program. This is termed as a top-up year. World renowned universities are acknowledging HND students all the across the globe.

Once you successfully complete your HND, you do get the job opportunities however, it is highly advised that you join a final year at a university a get a full BS degree or postgraduate qualification that will open doors to many career options.

Student Support

You can seek help from dedicated forums or request tutor help. Students can interact and help each other through the course content and share interesting and relevant links with each other.

All students that have enrolled onto a course can communicate with other students via the social learning forum.

Learners can use the social learning forums without limitation and talk to fellow learners around the world. Learners may also choose to purchase additional tutor support. Tutors will also present webinars on demand which can be purchased by students.


Yes. You will be assigned to a Mentor who will be your guide and supervisor with regards to your studies.

You will be provided with the access to Learning System where you will be provided with all the assignment work.

You need to complete all the units detailed in your required course option plus all the associated assessments to complete the HND course and receive the final HND diploma from Pearson-Edexcel.

As long as you have internet access any computer or tablet can be used to complete online modules and courses.

Yes, but this will only be accessible with an internet connection. All digital interactivity has been coded for compatibility on touch screens. You can also learn the material by printing it off.

The modules themselves are sufficient for passing the associated assessments. The modules contain additional accessible resources that learners may wish to follow through to enhance their learning and these are provided within the text. NICON also has extra learning resources to purchase like e books and webinars to aid your study.

Students can study the modules in any order and at any pace, to qualify for the University Top-up. All of the modules and assignments have to be completed.

Learners who complete the full programme of modules as detailed and also complete the assignments are awarded an ATHE certificate and official Credits. This qualification is recognized by UK higher education authorities and by the university sector. The student can then apply to one of our University partners to complete their degree.

All modules have an online assessment. Completion of the requisite number of assessments and written assignments will give the participant a qualification recognized by many top line universities.

The interactive activities in the modules include tests, exercises and assessments that provide a guide to a learner’s progress through the module.

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