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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the public sector. Covering in detail both the nature of public services, and the contemporary issues and challenges facing public services in the 21st Century, this will ground you in how public services are run, funded, developed and delivered. Alongside experience-based teaching, the course brings in many of challenging and knowledgeable outside speakers from a range of public sector settings. Practitioners, senior managers, voluntary representative and others, they provide insights that will challenge you to think differently about modern day public services.

To further prepare you for a career in public sector work, the course includes extensive personal development, helping you understand and develop your own skills as a public sector professional. Developing up your own portfolio, you will have worked on improving you own capabilities as a professional within the public sector.

Assessment will include both academic assignments and the development of a personal portfolio.

Opportunities

This course is targeted people working (or seeking to work) in public services, to enhance their career prospects by widening their knowledge and understanding of the public sector. The course will benefit both people at the start of their public career who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the sector, and those with existing experience who want to take the opportunity to reflect and develop further their understanding, as well as further developing their personal and professional skills.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    122 56%

    63rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    34th

    31

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