Bishop Auckland College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Public Services

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Course summary

Course overview Our Public Services HND is a two-year, full-time course aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of public services and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector. Increasingly the public services are asking for a higher education from their applicants; they are seeking employees who can apply knowledge they have gained to many environments, employees who can be flexible and adaptable to ever changing situations and have an awareness of current trends and the impact this will have on the sector. Our course covers many of these pertinent topics and will ensure you have the skills and knowledge required for when applying to your chosen career. Our tutors have ‘on the job’ experience and will provide you with lots of opportunities for networking across the sector as well as access to guest speakers and visits to various public service-related places of work. In the past learners have had the opportunity to visit the local fire station, Durham Crown Court, Meadowfield police training facility, Houses of Parliament as well as meet and greet guest speakers from Probation, Police dog handlers, Royal Marines and the British Army amongst many others.

Course details


Previous study programmes have included: • Organisations and Structures and Culture – C • Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment - C • Psychology of human and criminal behaviour • Theories of Crime • Research Project - C • Reflective, Professional Practice - C • Applied Forensic Psychology • Crime and Substance Misuse • Psychology of Behaviour • Mental Health and Wellbeing - C • Care in Custody • Public Services in Contemporary Society - C • Serious and Organised Crime • Youth Offending • Offender Management C = Core/mandatory units There will be an opportunity for you to undertake some certificated 1st aid training whilst on your course. This will ensure you stay ahead of the competition when applying for jobs and will enable you to respond in an emergency situation - a skill which is valued by any employer.

Assessment method

Research Projects Essays Presentations Academic Posters

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Bishop Auckland College Main Campus
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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)

Must have completed a Level 4 HNC in Public Services at Pass grade or above.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements include one of the following: •Level 3 qualification in public services or related discipline or A Levels in related subjects •Access to higher education certificate •A student with relevant work experience and a good standard or education who would benefit from this qualification All students must have at least a grade 4 (or C) in GCSE maths and English (or an equivalent qualification).

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Public Services at Bishop Auckland College - UCAS