Within modern contemporary society, Public Services and the public sector are under more and more scrutiny. With this in mind it is important that those looking for a career in the services are prepared for understanding performance indicators and working at the highest level.
This programme is for those seeking employment or those already in employment (e.g. Special Constable) within the public services who need to develop knowledge and skills required to meet the demand placed on the workforce to give successful performance. The course includes a wide variety of subject areas, including work experience and a variety of visits and expeditions.
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge to prepare them for progress to study on to Higher Education or a career in the uniformed public services.
The course is delivered over two days, on site. Students study two units per term alongside two units which run over the academic year.
Mandatory core units include:
- Small scale research project in Public Services
- Organisations and Behaviour
- Fair Treatment in Public Services
Learners will also study a number of chosen units with a total credit value of 75 credit. These could include: Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour Health and Safety Management in Public Services Justice and Punishment Public Service Activity Management Personal Outdoor Skills
A Levels OR a BTEC Diploma with grades worth 64 UCAS points or above. Students also need to have a qualification in Maths and English at Level 2 or be prepared to study these subjects alongside this programme.
All potential students are required to attend and successfully complete an interview with the programme team.
Those with non-standard qualifications are welcome to apply and will be expected to provide evidence of both interest and experience within a relevant sport and/ or exercise field along with an ability to meet the academic requirements of the programme through appropriate diagnostic assessment.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Public Services
A variety of formative and summative assessment methods are used in line with teaching and learning methods and the type of unit being assessed. This could be through written assignment, presentation, podcast, research projects or a practical assignment.
Students are expected to complete additional work outside of the classroom. This may be up to 10 hours per week and will consist of reading, research and written assignments
Students are also expected to complete approximately 30 days of related work experience. This helps students understand the types of roles available in industry and the skills required to gain employment in the sector.
Successful students progress on to Level 5 qualification or degree programmes in related subjects or gain employment.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students are encourage to gain additional skills in outdoor activities and fitness and therefore there will be additional cost for activities, equipment and clothing.