Public Services Havant and South Downs College

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

As a Havant and South Downs College HNC student studying Public Services, you will learn in lectures about the theoretical aspects of the Public Services but there will be an emphasis on putting these theories into practice through the use of research projects, volunteering and work placements. All students will be expected to find a work experience placement. This could be in any area of the public services that interests you, such as the Police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, or the Combined Cadet Force.

To achieve the HNC, you need to accrue a total of 120 credits. You need to gain 45 credits from the core units plus 75 credits from optional units, chosen based on your specialism:

Core Units

  • Small scale research projects in the Public Services

  • Organisations and behaviour

  • Fair treatment in public services

Optional Units

  • Sociological aspects of the public services in contemporary society

  • Psychology of human and criminal behaviour

  • Justice and punishment

  • Emergency planning and the Public Services

  • Work experience

The HNC in Public Services is ideal for those wanting to fit study around work and tailor what you study to meet your career goals. It involves hands-on learning related to the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and more.

The dynamic Public Services course at Havant and South Downs College will involve workshops, seminars, lectures, tutorials and online resources, all taught over a 32-week period.

Our teaching team have a broad mix of skills which include former service men and women and a Police Officer. This hugely relevant experience coupled with skilled and highly qualified teaching staff, provide a foundation for exciting and engaging sessions.

Practical activities are also a feature of the HNC. For example, visits to a variety of Public Service facilities, guest speakers and role-plays. Students will complete 30-40 hours of work experience which will give students a real insight into the industry they are interested in.

Following successful completion of the Level 4 HNC, you can choose to progress onto the Level 5 HND.

Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    South Downs Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year


Course details

Modules

Core Units:

Small scale research projects in the public services
Organisations and behaviour
Fair treatment in public services

Optional Units:

Sociological aspects of the public services in contemporary society
Psychology of human and criminal behaviour
Justice and punishment
Emergency planning and the public services
Work experience

Assessment method

Students are continuously assessed through a range of assignments, group projects, workshops, formative tasks, their work experience placement and informal written examinations. Full support is given throughout the course.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 code L490
Institution code S42
Campus name South Downs Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At this time Havant and South Downs College is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Mature students will also be considered on successful completion of a written assessment. All applicants will require an informal interview with the programme course manager.
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services

Along with a keen interest or desire to work in the Public Services, you will also require one of the following to enrol on this course: 120 UCAS points, Minimum two Cs at A Level, BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Public Services, Access to Higher Education Certificate.

Mature students will also be considered on successful completion of a written assessment. All applicants will require an informal interview with the programme course manager.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,825 * Year 1
EU £5,825 * Year 1
England £5,825 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,825 * Year 1
Scotland £5,825 * Year 1
Wales £5,825 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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