A Higher National Diploma (HND) Accounting is an undergraduate qualification, which is designed specifically to prepare you for a career in accountancy. The HND accounting course can be either full-time or part-time. Central to HND accounting courses, and what sets it apart from other undergraduate courses like a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in accounting, is that it is vocational. The HND is also equivalent to two years at university and on completion you may be able to top up to a degree. Other accountancy qualifications may not give you the same work-related experience as the HND and may not be as recognisable to employers.