City College Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Community and Public Services

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Course summary

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This programme will give students the knowledge and understanding of the wide and varied social, political and economic environments that community and public services operate in, the processes and procedures of the community and public services, and the role of theory in interpreting these relationships within international, national and regional settings. Students will analyse the role and function of management practices and procedures within the community and public services and demonstrate the ability to critically examine the operational effectiveness and legal requirements of community and public service organisations within a diverse society. Students will examine the aims, attitudes, practices, procedures and operational effectiveness of at least one community or public service organisation based on a period of work-based learning with a community or public service organisation. This programme will also develop the transferable skills of communication, Information Communication Technology, numerical, interpersonal, vocational and employment related and personal skills including those of research.

Course details


The programme includes the following subjects: 21st century democracy, crime and justice studies, applied social psychology, developing community and public service competencies, equality and diversity, community and public services, policy and social justice, enterprise and the economy, theory of crime and criminal behaviour, managing in community and public services, rehabilitation and resettlement, contemporary public service issues, managing people, criminology. You will also develop the knowledge and skills to confidently interact with serving members of the public services and non-government organisations, and undertake a major research project for public sector organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Devon and Somerset Fire Service, and the Royal Marines.

Assessment method

Assessment will be on a continuous basis through a range of assessment criteria including presentations, essays and in-class tasks.

How to apply

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 codeF630
Institution code C83
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants will be asked to complete a fee assessment. This allows us to confirm an applicant's nationality, immigration status and residency to correctly assess fee status. Applicant's will be asked to include copies of the relevant pages of their passport, any letters from the Home Office confirming immigration status in the UK and any other relevant documentation (copy of visa stamps, marriage certificate, etc.).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7450 Year 1
England £7450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7450 Year 1
Scotland £7450 Year 1
Wales £7450 Year 1
Channel Islands £7450 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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City College Plymouth
Kings Road

Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01752 305786

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Whether your exam results didn’t quite go your way, or you are only just deciding you’d like to start a university-level course this September, come and talk to us about it. We are offering drop-in sessions on Thursday 16th August 2018, Friday 17th August 2018 and Monday 20 August 2018. Alternatively, you can also speak to the team by calling our Clearing hotline on 01752 305786. Lines are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 16, Friday 17 August and Monday 20 August and from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 18 August.

Course contact details

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Higher Education Advice Team

01752 305786

Community and Public Services at City College Plymouth - UCAS