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 Multi Agency Working; 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.
This course is mainly assessed through coursework.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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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