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Cambridge Regional College

Public Services

UCAS Code: L401

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

A*-E

2 A Levels

Access to Higher Education

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English and Maths GCSE at grade 9-4 (A*-C) or a willingness to complete these

Pass at an equivalent Level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 3 Diploma)

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16-56

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The course was devised in association with a variety of public, private and voluntary sectors, for example the Police, Armed Forces, Local Government, Probation, Youth Offending Teams and the Civil Service. You will study a broad spectrum of issues relating to a variety of public and private services, and other sectors.

The course encompasses a wide range of the public and private sectors and develops the skills and attributes that are fundamental in any public, voluntary or private service industry. The course team will use CRC's excellent links with relevant external agencies, for example, the Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps, Royal Marine Reserves, Army Reserves, Police Specials, County Councils for guest lectures and additional opportunities for students thus ensuring vocational experience is placed at the heart of this programme.

For Home and EU students, a loan from the Student Loans Company is available to support learners with fees if applied for. These fees cover the overall costs of the course, including sports kits, guest speakers, day trips and additional courses that will be run throughout the year.

The course is made up from the following units which are subject to change;

• Organisational Structures and Cultures
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
• Public Services and Contemporary Society
• Modern Warfare and Conflict
• Training for Fitness and Health
• Personal Skills Development
• Psychology of Behaviour

You will also be expected to undertake a comprehensive physical training regime to fully prepare you for a successful career in the Services. The course will provide you with first hand experience of a variety of roles in the Public Services. It will be actively encouraged that all learners are engaged with either the Police Specials Constabulary, Royal Marine/RAF/Army Reserves or similar whilst attending College. Opportunities to be involved in the development and delivery of the Level 1 - 3 Uniformed Services Course will also be available to support you to develop the skills required to lead and motivate service personnel in the future.

During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. These may include:
• Football (Male and Female)
• Racket sports
• Ski/snowboarding
• Basketball
• Netball
• Cycling
• Volunteering Trips (Morocco)

There is an extra cost for these activities.

Additional Qualifications - First Aid at Work - cost £55

This is classed as a full-time course – on successful completion of the first year of this course, you will gain a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma.
You can achieve a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma by studying a further year on successful completion of the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma.

Home & EU students are eligible to apply for a full-time loan from Student Finance England.

This programme is a full Level 4 qualification which can lead to enhanced employment opportunities in any of the Public Services such as the Police, Fire Service and Prison Service or to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Public Services at Cambridge Regional College.

To progress from the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma you will need to successfully complete your BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Progression to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma is conditional on group sizes being educationally and/or economically viable.

To join the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma course you will need to show evidence that you have achieved the below:

• 2 A levels at grade A* - E
• Pass at an equivalent level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma)

• Plus, English and Mathematics GCSE at grade 9-4 (A* - C) or a willingness to complete these.
However, this will be viewed on a case by case basis and the final decision will be made by the Course Leader when satisfactory entry has been assessed.

Modules

The course is made up from the following units:

Unit 1: Organisational Structures and Culture
Unit 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing
Unit 3: Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
Unit 4: Public Services in Contemporary Society (Pearson-set)
Unit 13: Personal and Professional Development
Unit 15: Modern Warfare and Conflict
Unit 21: Outdoor Skills Development
Unit 27: Psychology of Behaviour

Please note - units are subject to change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£4,990
for the whole course
England
£4,990
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£4,990
for the whole course
Scotland
£4,990
for the whole course
Wales
£4,990
for the whole course

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Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Uniformed Public Services

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