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Public Services

Bishop Auckland College

UCAS Code: 3198 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

**Course overview**

Our Public Services HND is a two-year, full-time course aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of public services and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector. Increasingly the public services are asking for a higher education from their applicants; they are seeking employees who can apply knowledge they have gained to many environments, employees who can be flexible and adaptable to ever changing situations and have an awareness of current trends and the impact this will have on the sector.

Our course covers many of these pertinent topics and will ensure you have the skills and knowledge required for when applying to your chosen career. Our tutors have ‘on the job’ experience and will provide you with lots of opportunities for networking across the sector as well as access to guest speakers and visits to various public service-related places of work. In the past learners have had the opportunity to visit the local fire station, Durham Crown Court, Meadowfield police training facility, Houses of Parliament as well as meet and greet guest speakers from Probation, Police dog handlers, Royal Marines and the British Army amongst many others.

Modules

Previous study programmes have included:

• Organisations and Structures and Culture – C
• Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment - C
• Psychology of human and criminal behaviour
• Theories of Crime
• Research Project - C
• Reflective, Professional Practice - C
• Applied Forensic Psychology
• Crime and Substance Misuse
• Psychology of Behaviour
• Mental Health and Wellbeing - C
• Care in Custody
• Public Services in Contemporary Society - C
• Serious and Organised Crime
• Youth Offending
• Offender Management

C = Core/mandatory units

There will be an opportunity for you to undertake some certificated 1st aid training whilst on your course. This will ensure you stay ahead of the competition when applying for jobs and will enable you to respond in an emergency situation - a skill which is valued by any employer.

Assessment methods

Research Projects
Essays
Presentations
Academic Posters

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bishop Auckland College Main Campus

Department:

Public Services

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