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UCAS CODE: L460

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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    Bolton College, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

If you're a natural leader and a good communicator, you could consider a career in public services. Equivalent to two years of a university degree, this Public Services HND offers you the practical and personal skills needed for a role in the sector or progression to higher-level study. Public service careers are rewarding but demanding. If you are keen to enter a profession allied to public services – perhaps as a police officer, in the public sector, or in the field of criminology – then our Level 5 HND in Public Services offers you an excellent preparation for a range of uniformed and non-uniformed careers. The course is designed to equip you with a sound understanding of how public services and allied professions can impact on society, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It also offers a foundation on which you can build the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the public services sector. This course combines theory and written work with an active-based programme that is closely linked to the emergency services and allied professions. Our team of dedicated experts will guide you as you gain knowledge and understanding, as well as practical, professional and subject-specific skills. Your studies will cover the core knowledge that is required throughout the public services, such as organisational structures and culture, equality and diversity, mental health, and professional practice. You’ll then build on this learning by developing your wider understanding and skills in areas such as serious and organised crime, terrorism, forensic psychology, the justice system, international policing and cybersecurity. You’ll also undertake an individual research project, where you’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply your skills in independent enquiry and critical analysis to a current topical aspect of public services. Overall, we’ll support you as you develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills, and gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills ready for employment or further study.

Application deadline

15 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 32

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics.Entry to this course is also available to applicants who have extensive appropriate work experience in the public services sector. If you don’t possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience we’ll be delighted to consider your application.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    117th out of 123 7

    77th out of 83 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    103 47%

    101st

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    104th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    55th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    64 37%

    81st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    2nd

    1

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