University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

FdA Public Services

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Course summary

FdA Public Service aims to provide the highly sought-after skills and knowledge that public services such as the Police, Prison Service, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Revenue & Customs and the Armed Forces have identified as important for their employees to possess. It is designed to improve the academic capital of uniformed public service workers, although anyone working with the public would benefit from taking this exciting and challenging course. It provides an opportunity to learn about these public services directly through work-based learning and in the classroom. Modules focus on subjects such as leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills, disaster planning, workplace cultures, ethical practice, financing public services, politics and public service, deviance, forensic science, equality, and cultural diversity. The teaching staff includes lecturers who have previous experience of working in these sectors, and during your studies you will also be able to hear from, as well as interact with, a wide range of public service professionals. There is also the opportunity to continue your academic studies by progressing onto a BA (Hons) Public Services degree.

Course details


Year one core modules Understanding Public Service Basic Criminalities Work-based Learning 1 Researching Social Issues Political Ideologies and Social Controversies Working in Public Services Year two core modules Work-based Learning 2 Leading Public Services Cultures of War and Peace Social Research Methods Equality and Cultural Diversity at Work Resilience and Emergency Management

Assessment method

Assessment is via a mix of examination, coursework and essays, plus other oral, work-based and activity-based assignments

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL900
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are unable to recruit International Students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
FdA Public Services at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS