East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Public Sector Management

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Course summary

Discover what can impact on the UK Public Sector. The qualification will develop your academic writing skills, management and leadership skills and motivate you towards further study onto a BA(Hons) Top Up Degree. The Public Sector Business environment and key concepts will be explored, and the impacts of the economy on the Public Sector. You could also apply for a Public Sector Graduate programme, as well as gain the appropriate level of qualification to apply for more specialist roles within the Public Sector, such as Researcher, a senior role within the Armed forces or a role in the Emergency Services, Local Council/Government, Courts, Prison Service and the Probationary service. The programme modules are varied and allow you to explore case studies linked to the Public Sector's past experiences and future plans. Extended research skills will be developed and management and leadership theories investigated, and you will create and undertake projects to support third sector organisations and analyse and evaluate data and Human Resource Management. Legislative requirements will be explored in depth, and amendments to current legislation considered, with a focus on human resource management, equality and diversity and ethical issues. Once you’ve successfully completed the Foundation Degree you’ll have a clear understanding of the Public Sector industry, gained relevant practical skills, and be able to confidently undertake and interpret academic research that will allow you to progress onto the BA (Hons) Level 6 Top Up in Public Sector Management, or into employment. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Level 4 – Year 1 (Certificate Stage) Modules: • The function of human resources within organisations • Research methods and study skills • Managing an enterprise project • Public services support for national and local communities • The management of employee’s welfare, well-being and stress within the public services • Professional Practice Level 5 – Year 2 (Foundation Degree Stage) Modules: • Equality and diversity in public services • Business environments • Research project • Advanced Professional Practice • Economic impact on the UK public services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services

Assessment method

You will be assessed during the Foundation Degree through different assessment methods such as presentations, written reports and essays, an exam, display stands, information leaflets, group work and peer reviews.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard 48 UCAS points from level 3 studies, Access to Higher Education or other relevant level three qualifications. Non-Standard The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1

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Public Sector Management at East Riding College - UCAS