HNC Public Services

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Pearson Education
Level 4
1 year
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call us on 01246500500 ext 2102.
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
FT courses only
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Course overview

This course is designed to give you the skills required to pursue a career in the public services, both uniformed or non-uniformed. You’ll study criminal behaviour, law and justice, and emergency planning as well as gaining in-depth knowledge of the public sector.

Modules include:

Organisation and behaviour
  • Fair treatment in Public Services
  • Substance misuse, culture and crime
  • Justice and punishment
  • Personal outdoor skills
  • Psychology of human and criminal behaviour
  • Emergency planning and the public services
  • Managing stress
  • Sociological aspects
  • Methods of assessment

    Methods of assessment include:

    • Research tasks and projects
    • Case studies
    • Written assignments
    • Presentations
    • Time constrained exercises
    • Practical assessments
    • Reflective records
    • Blogs and podcasts

    Who is this course for?

    The HNC can be studied over one year. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 12 hours per week. You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

    Entry qualifications

    Entry requirements:

    • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
    • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level 2 equivalent)
    • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

    What other experience will I gain?

    The course will give you the time-management, team membership and leadership skills required for success and future employment in the public services professions. Our expert tutors have years of industry experience and can help you to progress down your chosen career pathway in public services.

    Where will this lead?

    Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of roles including: Youth work, Victim support, Community safety, Police volunteer schemes and Health administration jobs.

    What are my career options?
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