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University Centre Reaseheath

Public Services

UCAS Code: AS01

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C,C-A*,A*

Successful Completion

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4

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

MM-D*D*

Level 3 in a relevant subject such as Sport, Public Services or Adventure Sport

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

MPP-D*D*D*

Level 3 in a relevant subject such as Sport, Public Services or Adventure Sport

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This programme is distinctive in its design as it offers an insight into a broad range of public service providers, rather than focusing on one specialist area. The programme design makes it ideal for Level 3 learners, or experienced individuals, looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a range of roles and opportunities that exist in the Public Service Sector before progressing into employment.

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services (General) offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities offering a comprehensive blended learning approach.

As part of the Public Service Sector, fitness plays a large role in entry and continuing development once in the services. The programme will offer students tailor made fitness training and testing in order to prepare them for entry to the public service of their choice. Students will work alongside the trainee Personal Trainers to identify their current standings and develop them to the levels that are required. Within the programme students will be given the opportunity to take advantage of the facilities available including the gym, studio, sports hall and laboratory to enhance their fitness ability.

University Centre Reaseheath currently has a large number of public service industry links which allows learners to experience a wide range of career options available, opening up greater diversification in choices for employment. We have established an educational link with Safety Central, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's interactive life skills education centre at Lymm near Warrington. The centre has four themed zones - Safer Choices, Safe as Houses, StreetSafe and RuralRisk - which provides an immersive learning environment, where students can hone and develop the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe within their community, including a mock court room and custody suite. The centre is also shared with Lymm Fire Station, so students can also get the chance to see firefighters in action, undertaking their specialist training.

Modules

At Level 4 learners develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the Public Service sector through four core units and four optional units, including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The core units are:
• Unit 1: Organisational Structures and Culture
• Unit 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Unit 3: Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
• Unit 4: Public Services in Contemporary Society*
*Pearson-set assignment unit.

At Level 5 learners build on their knowledge, using analytical skills to investigate topics across the following core units:
• Unit 29: Research project (Pearson-set)
• Unit 30: Reflective Professional Practice
Also at Level 5, Learners will also complete an additional five optional units.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the course is innovative and may take many forms, including: essays, scientific reports, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence, practical competency assessments and examinations (end of year exams, multiple choice and short answer quizzes, and in class examinations).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Adventure Sports

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