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Public Services Higher National Certificate

East Surrey College

UCAS Code: PS21 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C,C-A*,A*,A*,A*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Protective Services achieved with MMP or above.

64 or more UCAS points, equivalent of two A-Levels at grade C or above (with PE or a Science as essential) or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Protective Services achieved with MMP or above. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C (9-4).

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Public Services offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4, via the general pathway.

Students also have the opportunity to select a career pathway in either Civil Protection, Crime and Criminal Justice, Public Service Management or Blue Light Services. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing students for further subject specialisation at Level 5.

Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills obtained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
At Level 4 students will study a total of eight units and develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of public services through four core units, which will include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£6,165
for the whole course
Scotland
£6,165
for the whole course
Wales
£6,165
for the whole course

Extra funding

Full-time and Part-time students from the UK/EU who are studying for a Higher Education course can apply to the Student Loans Company (www.slc.co.uk) for a Tuition Fee Loan for the full amount (this will be paid directly to the College). Additionally, Full-time UK-only students can apply for a Maintenance Loan (to cover living costs). The Government have also introduced the Maintenance Loans to Part-time students. Evidence of an approved loan must be provided at enrolment in the form of the Payment Advice letter provided by the Student Loans Company. Further details of how to apply for a Student Loan can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

The Uni


Course location:

East Surrey College

Department:

Public Services

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