The new Level 5 Diploma in Public Services has been designed to help develop the skills required in public services management (both uniformed and non-uniformed); e.g. HM Armed Forces, Revenue and Customs, the Emergency Services, Prison Service and the charity or voluntary sectors. This course is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2024. About the course The course has been designed to equip students with the skillsets, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the public services environment. The emphasis is on developing leadership, team-building, communication and organisational skills. The course will provide insight and understanding into the wide range of roles within the public services, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels and to equip students with knowledge and understanding of multi-facetted societies and organisations, cross-cultural issues, and an appreciation of diversity and core values. About the course This Level 5 HND top-up course is intended for those applicants who have already obtained (or expect to achieve) a full Level 4 in this subject. (HND Top-up) modules are planned to include: -research project -reflective professional practice -physical activity, lifestyle and health -international policing -training, coaching and mentoring techniques -youth offending -offender management -resource and talent planning Assessment Individual and group assessments may include: written reports, presentations, projects, also testing the understanding and use of professional, sector-specific language. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression On successful completion of the HND, you could progress to further study, such as our BA (Hons) Top-up courses in Service Sector Management or Business and Management. Other similar BA Top-up courses are available, subject to the provider’s entry requirements, such as: BA (Hons) Public Services, BA (Hons) Public Services Management and BA (Hons) Uniformed and Public Services. Alternatively, you will be well-placed to pursue a career in a range of uniformed and non-uniformed public services roles. Each of the services have their own entry routes, which you will learn about during the course to help you to decide your next steps.
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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
English language requirements
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have a minimum level of academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 5.5 overall (with no component less than 5.0) or an equivalent qualification recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on their list of Secure English Language Tests. Please see our website www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for more details.
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