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West Herts College

HND in Public Services

UCAS Code: 2J48

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS points from an appropriate level 3 qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview. We welcome applications from international or mature students without the required formal qualifications.

About this course


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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Develop your skills and understanding of public services with a HND. You’ll learn to identify and formulate plans to solve public service-related problems, as well as investigating the effective use of communication and information technology.

On this course you’ll develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork and self motivation, plus an understanding of the sensitivity and openness required to work with diverse groups.

You will also have the opportunity to study for your English and maths GCSEs alongside your course. These give you entry to Honours programmes at university and are highly valued by employers.

**You will study a range of subjects including:**

**Level 4 (Year 1)**

Unit 1: Organisational Structures and Culture **Core Unit**
Unit 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing **Core Unit**
Unit 3: Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment **Core Unit**
Unit 4: Public Services in Contemporary Society (Pearson-set) **Core Unit**

Unit 6: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
Unit 8: Crime Reduction and Community Safety
Unit 14: Crime and Substance Misuse
Unit 21: Outdoor Skills Development

**Level 5 (Year 2)**

Unit 29: Research Project (Pearson-set) **Core Unit**
Unit 30: Reflective Professional Practice **Core Unit**

Unit 32: Serious and Organised Crime
Unit 33: Justice, Punishment and Rehabilitation
Unit 39: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health
Unit 48: Youth Offending
Unit 49: Applied Forensic Psychology

You can progress to work in a range of public services such as the police, fire and rescue, prison, ambulance, HM revenue and customs areas or in the armed forces such as the Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force.You can also continue with your studies and move on to the second or third year of a related degree programme such as criminology.

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Course location:

West Herts College

Department:

Sport, Public Services, Travel and Science

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