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Heart of Worcestershire College

Public Services - Civil Protection

UCAS Code: 034L

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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64

You will require 64 UCAS points or an equivalent Level 3 Public Services related qualification and five A - C GCSEs (Grade 4-9 for reformed GCSEs awarded from 2017) including maths and English.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

With more than five million employees the public sector is the UK’s largest employer and offers a wide range of opportunities. Successful completion of the HND will allow students to gain the experience and qualifications to help gain employment within the uniformed or non-uniformed public service industry.

This course has been designed to provide a wide range of knowledge and skills that will enhance an individual’s employment opportunities both within and external to the public sector including; military, emergency services, prison services, criminal justice or youth work.

The HND in Public Services at HoW College allows you to gain work experience within the course and earn whilst you learn, due to the course structure and content. We understand what employers look for in the public services and we have tailored the course to ensure you tick all the boxes they require.

The Public Services team is made up of highly experienced vocational staff that have had careers in the Royal Marines, Fire and Rescue Service, Search and Rescue & the Police Service. All team members have relevant teaching qualifications which arms them with the skills to share their first hand knowledge and expertise with students.

Modules

In order to prepare you for your chosen career the following units provide you with a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge. You will study subjects such as; Organisational Structures and Culture, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment, Public Services in Contemporary Society, Integrated Emergency Management, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Personnel Protection in Civil Protection Agencies, Technology in the Public Services, Research Project, Reflective Professional Practice, International Institutions and Global Affairs, Serious and Organised Crime, Offender Management, Human Resources - Values and Contribution to Organisational Success and Work-based Experience.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports, case studies, practical assessments, individual projects, individual/group presentations and time constrained assessments. In year 2 you will be required to undertake a detailed research project related to your chosen area of employment and engage in work related placements or volunteering.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

Extra funding

Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE scholarships at £2000 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid as follows; £400 end of October, £800 end of January and £800 end of May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to a scholarship. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.

The Uni


Course location:

Redditch

Department:

Public Services

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