Here I am, at the end of my HND journey! What a journey it has been. Longer than expected, full of highs and lows, I feel elated to have finally achieved this award. I remember right at the beginning of this daunting task I was filled with excitement and nervousness, would I be able to do it? Would I be good enough? All of those doubts soon went out of my mind when I achieved my first Distinction! The feeling was immense achievement and pride at completing a whole module on Marketing, a subject which I hadn’t had any experience of but now have come to love. The knowledge I had gained during this first module was vast so much to help me within the world of business and in my current position at work. I then felt ready for the rest of the tasks ahead!
Working through the various modules, each with its own challenges, my confidence started to grow and the knowledge I was gaining was so broad and relevant that I was always eager to learn more and more. The liaison between me and my Tutor, was always friendly, supportive and really made a difference to me on this journey. I didn’t often speak to my Tutor on the phone but he was always there with a friendly email with helpful tips, references and reminding me to stay calm! That support always put my head back on track if I was having a block, or if things got too much. Half way through this HND I went through a really tough, personal time where I really lost the motivation to continue with the course. It was my Tutor’s support and advice that brought back my motivation and spurred me through to continue to build on what I had already achieved. Another support group that I couldn’t have achieved this without are that off my friends, family and work colleagues. My work colleagues, also my friends, supported me in every way possible, from helping with ideas to get my brain started, using their knowledge to enhance my own to giving me a supportive hug if things got busy or celebrating my achievements of each module! Working on my HND has, without question, enhanced me in every respect. From the knowledge I have gained, which will now help me in my future quests in business, to giving me the confidence in myself that I am smart, and I do know things! The whole journey has been inspiring, learning all the different aspects of Business (such as finance) that I wouldn’t normally have a chance to explore. I would whole heartedly recommend to someone to do a HND the journey may have been bumpy but the highs of achievement you feel are amazing.