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University Centre Reaseheath

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 | 2022

This HND will develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual who will be able to meet the demands of employers in the public services sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of public services, such as, for example, local government, Civil Service, public administration, the armed forces, police force, fire and rescue services, ambulance, prison service and the charity and voluntary sector. Academic delivery will be supported and enhanced by extensive links with a range of employers from the public service sector.

Modules

Level 4
• 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
• Unit 14: Crime and Substance Misuse
• Unit 15: Modern Warfare and Conflict
• Unit 22: Fitness Preparation and Testing
• Unit 27: Psychology of Behaviour

All level 4 modules must be successfully completed before a student can proceed to level 5. All modules are compulsory.

Level 5
• Unit 29: Research Project (Pearson-Set)
• Unit 30: Reflective Professional Practice
• Unit 32: Serious and Organised Crime
• Unit 34: Theories of Crime
• Unit 45: Training, Coaching and Mentoring Techniques
• Unit 46: Aviation and Maritime Protection
• Unit 49: Applied Forensic Psychology

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)

The majority of assessment is by coursework. This takes a number of forms including portfolios, practical assessment and observation, presentations and academic posters.

Unit 4 is an externally set assessment, comprised of case studies and examinations. Unit 29 Research Project (Pearson-Set) is also an externally set unit. This comprises of guided research with the expectation of completion of research proposals and ethics forms when completing an individually chosen topic of research interest.

Tuition fees

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

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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