This course will prepare you for a further qualification in public services. This is a one year study programme which will develop your knowledge and skills within the area of public services. It will enable you to progress onto a Higher National Diploma in Public Services.

  • What will I learn?

    This programme will give you a deeper understanding on public services. You will learn about public organisations and how they work and will gain a deeper understanding on the criminological and sociological aspects of society and have to opportunity to learn about custodial care and criminal law.

  • Example modules

    • Research Projects in Public Services
    • Organisation and Behaviour
    • Fair Treatment in Public Services
    • Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
    • Managing Stress
  • How will I be assessed?

    This diploma is assessed by coursework, group tasks and presentations which are graded by Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  • Entry Requirements

    GCSE in Maths and English at 4 or above and a relevant Level 3 qualification, preferably in the area of public services. All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that the course is the right choice based on previous educational experience.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Level 4 National Certificate in Public services. This qualification will enable you to progress onto a Level 5 programme in Public Services. Civil Protection, Crime and Criminal Justice, Public Service Management, Blue Light Services, Public Services (Medical and Military)

  • Cost of Study


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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 4
Study Mode Higher Education Course
Start Date September
Duration 30 Weeks
Course Code HPUB1L4HC/FH
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College is not just about a social life and good grades. Find out where your course could take you.

  • Public relations professionals

    Up to £55,000

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  • Public services associate professionals

    Up to £33,000

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  • Advertising and public relations directors

    Up to £66,000

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