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Milton Keynes College

Public Services

UCAS Code: L231

Higher National Diploma - HND

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Highlights Include

Visits to The Houses of Parliament, Crown Court and Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute

A week of work experience with Thames Valley Police

Guest speakers to support lectures

Tailor made work experience opportunities to meet your aspirations

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

Expert teaching by industry specialist staff

What does this course cover?

Research project

What does this course cover?
Research Project
Justice, Punishment and Rehabilitation
Serious and Organised Crime
Counter Terrorism
Contemporary Sociological Issues
Applied Forensic Psychology
Reflective Personal Practice

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who have achieved a HNC in Public Services and want to build upon their knowledge and understanding with specific emphasis on the Criminal Justice System (Police, Border Force, Prison & Probation Services and Third Sector Voluntary Agencies etc.).

What can I do after this course?

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.

Why choose this course?

This course is an opportunity to gain a Level 5 academic qualification, and to explore the wide range of careers available to you across the public service sector. Many employers recognise a HND as an excellent way of preparing to enter the services, due to the vocational training and experience you take part in. We provide a strong focus on employability skills, and have established links with many of the services. Holding this level of academic qualification can also support your career progression, demonstrating that you have achieved a higher eduaction level. You will also be able to apply for a one year top-up course at selected Universities to gain a full degree in related areas, including Public Services and Policing, Applied Criminal Justice or Public Service Management.

Modules

Research project
Government, decision-making and the Public Services
Managing public sector finance
Personal and professional development
Custodial care
Aspects of criminal law
Tutorial and academic supervision

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 our assessments aim to help you develop vocational skills as well as your academic writing. During this year there will also be the opportunity to prepare for a year at Level 6 should you wish to progress on to a final year at University.
How will my progress be monitored?
Your progress is monitored through attendance at lectures, completion of assessment work and through 1:1 meetings with your tutor(s).

Tuition fees

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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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Department:

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