Bioman. Thanks - you're right - I am a bit confused !
Having read through Jim's posting and following the link, I just sat down and wrote my bit whilst I still had steam coming out of my ears !
I just read through so much stuff I lost the thread.
Your point is a good one. The entry requirements are minimum, so the HNC/HND could easily be applied to both branches. If there aren't any HND courses which are relevant to the work done by the Physics Technologist, then they just ask for a degree instead.