Higher Education

Public Services HND

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Course Location: Whittingham Road Campus

Course Duration: Full-time 2 days per week over 2 years

Fees (2017-18)

  • Part-time total tuition fees - £11,514
  • Full-time total tuition fees - £11,514

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

UCAS Course Code: L4R6

About this course

This course is for students who are looking to pursue a career in the Uniformed or Non-Uniformed Public Services. The course combines gaining knowledge on public service management and policing based subjects, with the development of key employability and people skills. The units provide a balance which will be relevant to both uniformed and non-uniformed public service employers.

What will I learn?

  • Unit 1: Small-scale Research Projects in Public Services
  • Unit 2: Organisations and Behaviour
  • Unit 3: Fair Treatment in Public Services
  • Unit 4: Managing Public Sector Finance
  • Unit 5: Government, Decision Making and the Public Services
  • Unit 6: Research Project
  • Unit 7: Personal and Professional Development
  • Plus 9 optional units that must be completed over the 2 year course

This course requires students to complete residential trips that will involve overnight stays throughout the 2 year course.

This is to develop and assess skills required to complete outdoor units and therefore you must be in a position to complete these residential trips to complete the qualification.

What do I need?

48 UCAS Points

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Public Services or a similar discipline
  • An A Level profile
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

A DBS is required.

Where can it take me?

Employment routes after completion of qualification

The HND in Public Services can give you the foundation needed to build a career in the emergency services, armed forces, prison service, criminal justice, probation service or youth work.

Top up routes after completion of the qualification

If you wish to continue your studies you can use this qualification to progress on to a full honours degree at many universities, in subjects such as Public Services, Public Service Management, Criminology, or Criminology and Psychological Studies.