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Level 4/5 HNC/HND in Public Service

Level 4/5 HNC/HND in Public Service

Level 4/5 HNC/HND in Public Service

This is a full time course over 2 years involving mandatory modules with a total value of 240 credits. It provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed Public Services. It is nationally recognised by employers and allows progression directly into the sector. You will have contact with various services during the course through guest speakers.

Course structure

In the first year you will be studying the HNC Level, if you achieve a minimum of 120 credits, you can progress onto the second year HND option if you wish.

You will study:

  • Public service research project
  • Fair treatment in public services
  • Organisations and behaviour
  • Criminological theory
  • Managing public sector finance
  • Government and decision making
  • Crime reduction and community safety
  • Psychology of human and criminal behaviour
  • Personal and professional development
  • Public service research project
  • Emergency planning in public services
  • Personal outdoor skills
  • Substance misuse culture and crime
  • Justice and punishment
  • Personal and professional development

You will be assessed by oral presentations, written and practical coursework.

Career opportunities exist in a wide range of uniformed and non-uniformed Public Services including the Police Force, Fire Service or a career in the NHS. There may be opportunities to gain entry to BSc (Hons) Criminology, Disaster Management or similar.

Five GCSE subjects at grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English Language. An accepted alternative qualification is Functional Skills English/maths Level 2. International learners must evidence English Language abilities at IELTS Level 5.5 or above in both oral and written skills.
A Level – We will make offers based on the following qualifications individually and when they are combined with others:

  • 120 UCAS points with a minimum of 80 points/Grade D from at least one A Level

BTECs – We will make offers based on the following qualifications individually and when they are combined with others:

  • BTEC National Diploma – Grade: Distintion, BTEC Extended Diploma – Grades: Pass, Pass, Pass
  • Access – Pass in Access Diploma – we may specify particular grades in certain Level 3 units.
  • Apprenticeships – Applications from Advanced Apprenticeships are welcomed.

The fee for this course is £5,900.00

Fees Policy: After enrolling at the College, you have a “cooling off period” of 14 days in which you may change your mind, withdraw your registration and cancel the contract with the College. Written notice of cancellation must be given to the College within the 14-day period though reasons for cancellation will not be required. If the cancellation is carried out in this way, the College will refund any tuition fees already paid.

Course Summary

Length of study:
 56 weeks


UCAS code:

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 5

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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