HND in Public Services
Course: BTEC HND Public Services
Dates: 18/09/2017 to 25/05/2019
What is the programme structure?
This programme is designed for people who are, or would like to be, involved in the public service sector. The course will develop understanding of practical and theoretical disciplines required within the public service industries. There will also be significant focus on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression.
Who is the programme for?
This programme is designed for people who are, or would like to be, involved in the public service sector. The course will develop understanding of practical and theoretical disciplines required within the public service industries. There will also be significant focus on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. The programme will be taught at the Winsford campus. Facilities include a student library, computer suites, specialist public services classrooms, a fitness gym and bouldering (free climbing) wall. Students studying on the course will also have access to local public service employers and outdoor education facilities.
How long does it take to complete?
2 years full-time (2 days per week).
What qualifications do I need?
UCAS Points Required: 80 points from Level 3 qualifications. For example: A levels; BTEC Extended Diploma; Access to HE Diploma; NVQ3. In addition, GCSE English at Grade 4/5 or C equivalent is desired or be willing to work towards this qualification. Students who do not meet the admissions requirements will be considered for entry if they can demonstrate that they have the relevant vocational experience, motivation and personal qualities appropriate for this course.
What does it include?
Listed below is an example of units typically delivered but the Pearson Edexcel qualifications are modular, which allows a certain degree of flexibility and Mid Cheshire College will tailor the units to the needs and interests of the group.
Unit 1 - Small Sided Research Project in Public Services
Unit 2 - Organisations and Behaviours
Unit 3 – Fair Treatment in the Public Services
Unit 7 – Personal and Professional Development
Unit 8 – Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
Unit 11 – Managing Stress in the Public Services
Unit 12 – Health and Safety Management in Public Services
Unit 21 – Employability Skills
Unit 4: Managing Public Sector Finance
Unit 5: Government, Decision Making and the Public Services
Unit 6: Research Project
Unit 19: Personal Outdoor Skills
Unit 22: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Unit 23: Work-based Experience
Unit 27: Criminological Theory relating to Crimes of Violence
Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Will there be any extra costs involved?
Students will be advised to purchase recommended text books for some modules and there may be additional costs for educational trips and visits.
Find out about tuition fees and additional course costs http://www.midchesh.ac.uk/fees-and-costs-0
How is the programme assessed?
The programme is tutor-assessed through course work. Methods of assessment will include essays, research projects, group work, practical demonstration and portfolio building. Formal assessments are moderated by the awarding body. There are no exams.
What award will I achieve?
Higher National Diploma in Public services
What can I do next?
Key progression pathways from this industry recognised qualification:
• Direct entry onto the second or third year of a relevant Degree or Honours Degree programme, depending on the match of units studied to the Degree programme in question
• Entry into employment in the public services sectors such as Government, Council, Justice
system, Armed & Public Services, Youth, Care, Probationary Work, and work in the voluntary/charity sector
• Career development prospects for those already employed in the sector
Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.
Additional Learning Support is available for HE students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty, and who have claimed the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). See link below for details.
How do I get further information?
Contact the College on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email email@example.com
All applicants wishing to apply for a Higher Education course at Mid Cheshire College must apply through UCAS – see the link below for help with the application process. Although the deadline is 15th January, we will consider late applications but advise applying by the end of April.
The only exception to this is for those applying for the employer-sponsored HNC/HND Engineering, who can complete the 19+ Application Form which can be downloaded here.
To find out more about the application process and how to write personal statements, follow the resources below.