The Higher National Diploma in Public services is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the Public Services sector, most notably the Police Service, Criminal Intelligence, Major Crime Investigation, Crime Analytics, Justice Services such as in Probation / Youth Justice, Security Services Personnel and other Criminal Justice support agencies. You will develop a firm understanding of the Justice system and criminology, human psychology and sociology, diversity, health & safety and your own personal efficiency and development in all situations where crime and criminal services specialists are employed. We understand that many students have pre-existing commitments that can impact the way you study, hence we’ve got a range of study options for students that allows your more to realise their academic goals. Our Public Services course that is taught at our London campus have daytime and 'flexi' study options. If you choose the daytime mode of study, you’ll normally have two days of classes (9am to 6pm) a week. In case you choose 'flexi' mode of study, you'll typically have two evenings (6pm to 9pm) and Saturdays classes a week. There are opportunities for further study and career options. At the end of your course, you will have a recognised qualification which will aid progression into employment in the public services with a particular focus on crime and criminal justice along with other careers that require a disciplined but caring approach. It also offers career progression and professional development for those already in employment. The HND is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HND graduates will, therefore, gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Organisational Structure and Culture
- Mental Health
- Equality and Diversity
- Public Services in Contemporary Society
- Crime Reduction & Community Safety
- Law and Legal Systems
- Third sector and Public Services
- Psychology of Behaviour
- Research Project
- Reflective Professional Practice
- Youth Offending
- Contemporary Sociological Issues
- Offender Management
- Justice, Punishment and Rehabilitation
The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. They provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and a variety of methods are used and these could include:
- Portfolios of work
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Interview An interview will be conducted with an Admissions Officer or by a member of the academic team. During the interview, the information contained within the application form will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary skills for successful completion of the course, evidence of motivation and the commitment to succeed.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, with no formal or recognised qualification, will be required to take the DGHE English Entry test to determine whether their level of English is appropriate for the course applied. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an IELTS 5.5 or above.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
David Game College - Higher Education Centre
David Game Higher Education Centre (DGHE)
32-35 Jewry Street
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
020 7243 1730