HNC in Public Services•
About the course
The HNC Public Services, is studied on a full-time basis. The course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via mandatory core learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through specialist pathways and the selection of optional units across a range of occupationally relevant subjects at Level 4. The course aims to give those with an interest in public services the practical and theoretical skills needed to progress in industry, developing technical competencies through a number of hands-on activities and the study of a selection of compulsory and optional units.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Awarded ByThe course is awarded by Pearson
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, DIstinction, Merit Appropriate Access to HE Course: 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits with distinction in Chemistry or Biology GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.
At Level 4 there are three core units, which includes one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: • Organisational structures and cultures • Mental Health and Well Being • Equality, Diversity and Fair treatment • Public Services in contemporary society The specialist modules include: Government and Politics, Training and Fitness for Health, Outdoor Skills Development, Third Sector and public Services.
All students on the HNC Public Services will experience a variety of assessment methods, including both written and practical tasks. Specific examples include presentations, essays, reports, in-class tests and practical projects.
Careers & Progression
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Public Services provides a solid grounding in public services and provides an opportunity for specialism, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. On successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can develop careers in the public services sector through: • Entering employment: Police Officer – not a direct entry route from 2020 Fire Service Officer, Justice Services – Youth Justice/Probation Officer, Civil Servant Education – Finance Assistant, Faculty Officer, Programme Support Officer, Community Worker • Continuing existing employment • Higher Education to include: BA (Hons) Criminology, BA (Hons) Policing, BA (Hons) Public Services, BA (Hons) Public Services Management, BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences, BA (Hons) Leadership in the Public Sector, BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology, BA (Hons) Uniformed and Public Services, BSc (Hons) Public Services and the Community, BSc (Hons) Fire and Rescue.