Public Services at Weymouth College - UCAS

Weymouth College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Public Services

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Public Services (delivered in partnership with Plymouth University) is designed to open your eyes to the diverse range of careers available. These include uniformed services, such as emergency, defence, security, justice and probation through to non-uniformed roles with local and central government, as well as related voluntary and private-sector agencies. If you want a job that is challenging, offers great career prospects, and provides great job satisfaction, then why not consider a career in public services? The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress and develop your career in public services and related voluntary and private-sector organisations.


Year 1: Research and Study Skills; Health and Well-Being, International Relations; Media and Communications in Public Services; Ethics, Values, Diversity and Human Rights; Social Context of Public Services. Year 2: Criminology and Applied Forensic Psychology; Major Incidents and Counter Terrorism; Research Project; Teamwork and Leadership through Outdoor Activities; Managing the Public Finances; Work Based Learning. Work-based learning: You are required to complete 200 hours’ work experience within appropriate public services setting outside of classroom time.

Assessment method

This course is mainly assessed through coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course. International students will be charged an additional £250 admin fee on top of the tuition fee.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with 80 UCAS points achieved. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications, but who have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course will also be considered. All applicants will normally require at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Maths and English (grade 4/5 new GCSE grading from 2017) or their Level 2 equivalents. All applicants will be required to attend an interview.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6750 Year 1
EU £6750 Year 1
International £6750 Year 1
England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1
Channel Islands £6750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Currently the cost of visits/trips are funded as part of this course. If required for work placement application costs for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is also funded. You will be expected to have appropriate sportswear, ie shorts, T-shirt and trainers You will be expected to have appropriate sportswear, i.e. shorts, T-shirt and trainers. International students will be charged an additional £250 admin fee on top of the tuition fee. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.
Public Services at Weymouth College - UCAS