Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Public Services

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Course summary

The course was devised in association with a variety of public, private and voluntary sectors, for example Police, Armed Forces, Local Government, Probation, Youth Offend Teams and the Civil Service. You will study a broad spectrum of issues relating to a variety of public and private services, and other sectors. Students are encouraged to arrange visits to the public and private services and invite guest speakers to present and share their views on their sectors. This course is designed to be broad. It encompasses a wide range of the public and private sectors and develops the skills and attributes that are fundamental in any public, voluntary or private service industry. You also have the unique opportunity to work alongside employers who have actually advised on the course structure. This allows you to network and form links with potential employers. Upon completion of this course students could progress onto top-up courses to gain a full Bachelor’s degree such as the BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science offered at Truro and Penwith College. The Foundation Degree is the pathway to many careers, such as: Local Government Border Agency Teaching Fire Service HM Coastguards Armed Forces Prison Service Youth Offending Probation Service

Course details


First Year Criminology and Crime Problems Physical Preparation, Health & Lifestyle Police Studies and the Public Sector Security, War and Global Conflicts Political Ideologies and Social Controversies in Contemporary Society International Human Rights Second Year Managing Teams and Individuals Cyber Threats and Resolutions Homicide, Violence and Contemporary Society Ethics, Penology & Public Affairs Psychology, Organisations and Human Behaviour Professional Practice Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Public Services at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS