New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Public and Emergency Services

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Course summary

Studying this course will give you the skills and knowledge required for a career in one of the emergency services or one of the armed forces, including: Police, Fire, Paramedic or Ambulance Technician, Prison service, Coastguard, Armed Services - Navy, Army or the RAF. You will explore criminal psychology and behaviour, law and justice, counter-terrorism, youth offending and emergency planning as well as gaining an in-depth knowledge of the contemporary social and political issues affecting today’s public services. Through this course, you will develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork, self-discipline and leadership. Progression On successful completion of the HND, depending on your grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top-up’ year of a suitable degree. Alternatively, you will be well placed to pursue a career in a range of uniformed and non-uniformed public services.

Course details


Modules in year 1 include: Organisational Structures and Culture; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment; Public Services in Contemporary Society; Law and the Legal System; Psychology of Human Behaviour; Terrorism and Counter-terrorism; Small Scale Research Project. Modules in year 2 include: Research Project; Reflective Professional Practice; International Institutions and Global Affairs; Contemporary Sociological Issues; Justice Punishment and Rehabilitation; Management of an Outdoor Event; Youth Offending.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNCH4
Institution code N34
Campus nameQueens Drive Site
Campus codeQ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept applications from international students as we do not have Tier 4 status.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CCD Level 3 qualifications in a related area such as Public Services, Criminology, Law, Sociology, Psychology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Level 3 qualifications in a related area such as Public Services, Criminology, Law, Sociology, Psychology.
Access to HE Diploma YES 50 - 54%

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5750 Year 1
Scotland £5750 Year 1
Wales £5750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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