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HNC in Public Services
Course Overview

Whether you have ambitions of gaining entry into one of the uniformed Public Services either emergency services or Armed Force or have an interesting in studying this subject at a higher level this course will introduce you to the exciting and challenging world of the Public Services.

The course consists of a mixture of practical and theoretical subjects, with lots of opportunities to develop new skills in a wide variety of subject areas.

Course Content

Subjects covered include:

  • Small-scale research projects in Public Services
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Fair Treatment in Public Services
  • Personal Outdoor skills
  • Emergency Planning and the Public Services
  • Public Services Activity Management
  • Personal and professional Development
  • Criminological theory relating to crimes of violence
  • Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in contemporary society

Units are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Must be aged 18 or over
Hold a relevant Level 3 qualification and/or
Relevant work experience
Successful interview with course leader
GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above
For international students there is an ESOL requirement/IELTS score of 6 (minimum of 5.5 across every element).


This course involves a variety of assessment methods and is mainly assessed on a continuous basis and does not include an external end of course examination. Coursework takes the form of essays, practical performances, written evidence, presentations and group based projects.

What does this course lead to?

On successful completion of the course students may progress to year 2 of a suitable degree programme. Progression is subject to achieving specific grades in specified units and subject to individual university specifications. Students are also able to progress to other universities or pursue employment.

Additional Costs
£100 trips fees and optional residential
Financial Information
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS at www.ucas.com