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  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 5 Full-Time Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who wish to further skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to make a real difference nationally and in local communities with a successful career in the public services sector.

You must have achieved at least 48 UCAS points or have extensive, relevant work experience. GCSE / Level 2 maths and English is preferred.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 5999.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from our learning centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory.

All teaching will take place in the classroom, field trips and work-based learning. You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including reports, interviews, presentations and academic posters.

This qualification aims to equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviour necessary in a variety of public service roles.

You will study a variety of topics on this course.

Year 1 units:

Unit 1: Organisational Structure and Culture - 15 credits
Unit 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing - 15 credits
Unit 3: Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment - 15 credits
Unit 4: Public Services in Contemporary Society (Pearson set) - 15 credits
Unit 7: Law and Legal Systems - 15 credits
Unit 12: Responding to Emergencies - 15 credits
Unit 16: Training for Fitness and Health - 15 credits
Unit 27: Psychology of Behaviour - 15 credits

Year 2 units:

Unit 29: Research Project (Pearson set) – 30 credits
Unit 30: Reflective Professional Practice - 15 credits
Unit 38: Blue Light Collaboration - 15 credits
Unit 34: Theories of Crime - 15 credits
Unit 32: Serious and Organised Crime - 15 credits
- Unit 39: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health - 15 credits
- Unit 45: Training , Coaching and Mentoring Techniques - 15 credits

Pearson

What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree, or you could pursue employment in Civil Protection, Crime and Criminal Justice, Public Service Management or the Blue Light Services. For example, you could become an Officer in the Armed Forces, a Police Officer, or work in Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Prison and related services, among many more.

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93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

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*Ofsted June 2016

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