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Milton Keynes College

HNC Public Services

UCAS Code: LL40

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-48

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your Level 3 studies and you should hold a Level 2 qualification in English.  Mature students without these formal qualifications are welcome to apply; acceptance onto the course will be subject to a portfolio interview.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Highlights Include

Visit to the Ministry of Defence with a follow up International Crisis workshop

3 day outdoor skills expedition to Lancashire focussing on leadership and mentoring

Visits to MK Magistrates Court, Luton Crown Court and the Royal Courts of Justice

Visit to the Counter Terror Expo

Support the Milton Keynes Annual Safeguarding Children's Conference

Established links with the emergency services, the armed forces and a range of other public sector employers

Receive career advice and teaching from specialist staff with real life experience in the industry

What does this course cover?

What does this course cover?

Organisational Structures and Culture
Crime and Substance Misuse
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
Modern Warfare and Conflict
Care in Custody
Expedition Leadership
Public Services in Contemporary Society

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who want to build upon their knowledge and understanding of the Public Services with specific emphasis on the Criminal Justice System (Police, Border Force, Prison & Probation Services and Third Sector Voluntary Agencies etc.). It also provides opportunities for Public Service employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 4 or 5 vocationally specific qualification.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the HNC you can enrol on the HND level 5 programme in Public Services.

On successful completion of the HND you can apply to various Universities to top-up you qualification to a full degree (level 6) or apply for jobs within your chosen Public Service.

Modules

Small scale Research
Organisations and Behaviour
Fair Treatment in Public Services
Justice and Punishment
The Global Environment
Technology and Public Services
Personal Outdoor Skills
Substance Misuse, Culture and Crime

Assessment methods

How will I be assessed?
Each unit is assessed separately by a number of different methods to include: reports, presentations, research projects, practical and oral assessments. This will prepare you for future employment as all of our assessments aim to help you develop vocational skills as well as your academic writing.

How will my progress be monitored?
Progress is monitored through attendance at lectures, completion of assessment work and through 1:1 meetings with your tutor(s).

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

Chaffron Way

Department:

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