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Course summary

This course can be studied full-time over 1 year, achieving a Higher National Certificate in Public Services qualification, or over 2 years, achieving a Higher National Diploma in Public Services qualification. This course will appeal to anyone who is either considering a career in the uniformed public services or who aspires to being involved in a management role in a public services-related career. Upon successful completion you would be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant degree. This course looks in-depth at the skills required in the management of the public services, whether this is within uniformed or non-uniformed public services, e.g. Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Customs and Excise or the Home Office. Should you want to join the Armed Forces as an officer, or consider any of the other uniformed or non-uniformed public services, then this course will enhance your teamwork and leadership skills and set you up with the confidence and personal development to attain your goals. You will be introduced to all aspects of public service work and at the end of this course, you should be able to make an informed judgement on your choice of career.


The HND course consists of 15 modules, totalling 240 credits, titled: Year 1: Contemporary Society Crime Reduction Equality and Diversity Law and Legal Mental health and Wellbeing Organisation Structures Small Scale Research Technology Year 2: Critical Infrastructure Protection Justice Reflective Practice Research Project Theories of Crime Training, Coaching and Mentoring Understanding and Leading Change

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework, assignments, presentations, practical sessions and projects.

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.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You are required to have a minimum of 1 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above in English. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English in place of GCSEs. We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.

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

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


You will be required to attend an interview at the College’s Sutton Coldfield site prior to an offer being made to you.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.

English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum standard of English at IELTS Level 5.5 with no element below 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5835* Year 1
England £5835* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5835* Year 1
Scotland £5835* Year 1
Wales £5835* Year 1
Channel Islands £5835* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5835* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fee stated is charged per year of study and we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X). BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
Public Services at BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College) - UCAS