Harlow College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Public Service

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Course summary

The course will prepare you for a career in the Public Services professions, meeting the needs of the aspiring uniformed public service officer, support and administrative professional. It will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you'll need to be successful in your future employment in the public services professions. This course offers an academically challenging, vocational experience. It gives you the opportunity to be creative and to take initiatives to develop yourself. You will undertake public or voluntary sector work experience which will give you an excellent grounding for future career development.


Core modules Year 2 at Level 5 (HND) Small-scale Research Projects in Public Services Organisations and Behaviour Fair Treatment in Public Services Managing Public Sector Finance Government, Decision-making and the Public Services Research Project Personal and Professional Development Optional modules Year 2 at Level 5 (HND) Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contemporary Society The Global environment Justice and Punishment Personal Outdoor Skills Employability Skills Custodial Care in England and Wales Aspects of Criminal Law for Public Services Criminological theory relating to crimes of violence

Assessment method

Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of written assessment, presentations, discussions, practical assessments, work-based learning and action research.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

The course is unable to accept EU students who do not have residential status in the UK.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of HNC Public Services.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2 A Levels, OR A BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, OR Relevant work experience to the total of 64 UCAS points MPP PLUS GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5990 Year 1
Scotland £5990 Year 1
Wales £5990 Year 1

Additional fee information

£5,990 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the Year 2/HND. Included in the fee: £10 free printing per year. All tuition and assessment. Your costs and requirements: Uniform - approx £100. Recommended texts for each module approx £45 new. Internet access to home PC or personal laptop (with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint as a minimum) is advantageous. Memory stick to back-up your file
Public Service at Harlow College - UCAS