Public Services at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS

Course summary

A career in uniformed public services can be highly rewarding, satisfying and fulfilling, giving you the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference within the wide community. Job security is generally high, with good starting salaries and the potential to advance further within your field. There are more uniformed public services than you might think, including the Armed Services (Army, Navy and Air Force), HM Customs and Excise, police, fire service, security services, prison service, ambulance service, rescue services, the UK Border Agency and the coast guard. Most of the uniformed services require skills and competence in:

  • Physical fitness
  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Numeracy
  • Decision-making ability
  • Good hearing and eyesight
  • Flexibility to work outside standard hours
  • Energy and resilience
  • Time management
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
Whether your ambition extends to entering the uniformed services such as the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, or Armed Forces, or the non-uniformed public services, our HND could provide the perfect platform to start your career. You will explore the theory behind criminology, crime reduction and community safety, emergency planning, substance misuse culture, and justice and punishment. You will also learn about managing public sector finance, the psychology of human behaviour, and personal and professional development. The course provides education and training for a range of careers in public services, including, for example, local government, Civil Service, public administration, the armed forces, police force, fire and rescue services, ambulance (not paramedic), prison service and the charity and voluntary sector.


Mental Health and Well-being Public Services in Contemporary Society Responding to Emergencies Training for Fitness and Health Fitness Preparation and Testing Serious and Organised Crime Theories of Crime Contemporary Sociological Issues

Assessment method

Course is assessed via coursework. All units are covered by modular with assignments.

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

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Wigston Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information please contact us on: 0330 058 3000 [email protected]

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

There may be extra costs depending on trips and visits to the relevant services. There will also be guest speakers in relation to the Units that will be covered over the duration of this course.
Public Services at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS