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Public Services Higher National Certificate/Diploma

This course will appeal to anyone who is either considering a career in the uniformed public services or who aspires to being involved in a management role in a public services-related career. Upon successful completion you would be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant degree.

This course looks in-depth at the skills required in the management of the public services, whether this is within uniformed or non-uniformed public services, e.g. Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Customs and Excise or the Home Office. Should you want to join the Armed Forces as an officer, or consider any of the other uniformed or non-uniformed public services, then this course will enhance your teamwork and leadership skills and set you up with the confidence and personal development to attain your goals. You will be introduced to all aspects of public service work and at the end of this course, you should be able to make an informed judgement on your choice of career.

The tuition fee for academic year 2020-21 is £5,500. Please be aware that we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).

Course Info

Level
Level 5 - Professional & University
Subject Area
Uniformed Services
Course Type
Higher Education Full-Time
Location
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
21/09/2020
Course Length
30 weeks

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS UCAS Tariff Points: Pre-2017 Entry - 160 points, Post-2017 Entry - 64 points The tariff points can be made up of: A Levels (GCE and VCE): 2 A Levels at Grade C BTEC Extended Diploma: Grade MPP BTEC Diploma: Grade MM BTEC 90 Credit Diploma: Grade DM Access to HE: Grade P45 Minimum number of GCSEs at Grade C or above: 5 which must include: GCSE English: Grade C or 4 GCSE Maths: Grade C or 4 Are Level 2 equivalents accepted?: Yes

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, assignments, presentations, practical sessions and projects.

Progression

After completing this course you may decide to continue with your studies and top up to a degree. Alternatively you may wish to choose from careers with the Police, Fire Service, Armed Forces (officer level), Revenue and Customs officer or the Civil Service.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officers
  • Military Personnel
  • RAF Personnel
  • Emergency Services Personnel