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Derby College

Security and Offender Management (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: L312

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues. You should have one of the following: •A Foundation Degree in a relevant subject such as Criminal Justice or Public Services – students must have attained 120 credits at Level 5, meeting a minimum overall grade profile of 56%. •A HND in Public Services or the equivalent. You will also need: •GCSE English and Maths at grades 9-4 (A*- C). Students wishing to progress from any other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject will be considered on their own merit following a full mapping exercise. We also welcome applicants who lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This one-year top-up programme has been created in response to the increasing privatisation of many public services and the development of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), with the aim of addressing the skills gap faced by the private and voluntary sector tendering for and delivering these services.

This is a unique programme where you will not only learn about the significance of NOMS but also gain an understanding of how the service monitors and controls security, manages offenders and expands the provision of interventions to reduce re-offending.

This is a full-time course with around ten hours scheduled for taught sessions. This includes lectures and seminars. Therefore it is expected that you will use the remainder of the time for your independent study and work placement.

The learning outcomes seek to improve your employability by extending your intellectual and transferable skills and particularly by encouraging a focus on independent learning to solve real-life projects. These skills will equip you for a wide range of careers in the security and offender management industry.

The course will run with a minimum of six students. In 2016-17 we enrolled six students on this new programme.

This course is delivered at the Derby College Roundhouse Campus on two days per week.

This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby.

All students get access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.

Modules

Modules include:

Policy Co-ordination, Development and Monitoring
Security, Public Protection and Safer Custody Arrangements
Incident Management
Interventions to Reduce Offending
Contemporary Issues in the Security Industry
Independent Research Project (Security)
It is expected that students will undertake around 72 hours of work placement or experiences to enhance their overall employability skills.

Assessment methods

The degree will be assessed through a range of assignments and exams which include essays, presentations, case studies, assessment reports, independent research projects and practical activities.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,500
per year
England
£6,500
per year
EU
£6,500
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Broomfield Hall

Department:

Learning and Development

TEF rating:
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