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David Game College - Higher Education Centre

Public Services

UCAS Code: HPUB

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


2 A levels at a Pass grade (‘A’ to ‘D’ grade) that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject. Note: equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Overall pass in Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education Institution.

Overall pass in BTEC Level 3 qualification in Public Services or another related Level 3 qualification.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Higher National Diploma in Public services is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in Public and Emergency Services. If you are energetic, enthusiastic and keen to help members of the public, this is an excellent course choice.

This course looks in-depth at the skills required in the management of the public services, whether this is within uniformed or non-uniformed public services, e,g. The Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Armed Forces, Customs and Excise, Emergency Planning - Security Services, Public Health and Criminal Justice support agencies.

During your studies, you will develop a firm understanding of all aspects of public services and your own personal efficiency and development in all situations where public services are employed. This course provides a specialist pathway, work-related programme of study where at the end of your first year of studies you will have the opportunity to choose among 3 pathways which include Crime and Criminal Justice, Civil Protection or Standard Public Services pathway subject to demand.

**This course will start on January 2021 and we will accept applications for this course up to December 2020.**

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
- Organisational Structure and Culture
- Mental Health
- Equality and Diversity
- Public Services in Contemporary Society
- Integrated Emergency Management
- Law and Legal Systems
- Third sector and Public Services
- Psychology of Behaviour

Year 2 - (Level 5 )
- Research Project
- Reflective Professional Practice
- Youth Offending
- Contemporary Sociological Issues
- Offender Management

Plus 2 specialised modules from the 4 below*
- Justice, Punishment and Rehabilitation
- Theories of Crime
- International Institutions and Global Affairs
- Serious and Organised Crime

*The specialised modules which are offered will be decided by student demand.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. They provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and a variety of methods are used and these could include:

- Assignment
- Essays
- Presentations
- Portfolios of work
- Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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