Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Public and Emergency Services

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Course summary

Would you like to have a challenging and rewarding career where no two days are the same? The public and emergency services are relied upon to plan for and deal with all kinds of problems, from anti-social behaviour in our communities, to major worldwide disasters. By joining this skilled workforce you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of others. The HND Public and Emergency Services course will give you a strong practical and academic grounding in how public, emergency and armed services operate, are organised and are managed. You’ll have the chance to complete work placements, or work on projects with public organisations. This will not only enhance your studies but also give you valuable real-life experience in the workplace and help you to prepare for your career. In addition to the HND, as part of the course you will have the opportunity to attain a range of additional qualifications including First Aid and Defibrillation qualifications. Students will also be encouraged to volunteer with the Army Cadets. Those that take up this option could gain the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualification as well as the Institute of Leadership and Management’s (Level 3) qualification. Students who successfully complete the HND Public and Emergency Services have the opportunity to progress to the final year of the BA(Hons) Public Services at USW. The course is delivered across two sites, Barry campus and Cardiff International Sports Campus.

Course details

Assessment method

There are a range of methods of assessment that are used in the course. These include essays, reports, group and individual presentations, portfolios, examinations, and reflective accounts on practice.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
SP01
Institution code:
C16
Campus name:
Barry Campus
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://cavc.ac.uk/en/courses/hnd-public-and-emergency-services


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
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Public and Emergency Services at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS