What do I need to join?

You will need one of the following:
• A Level points score of 64 UCAS points.
• Public Services Extended Diploma Level 3 at merit/pass/pass
• relevant NVQ level 3
• Access Diploma
PLUS GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or higher.

Mature students without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

General Information

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services is a two year full time, work related course. This course is designed so that year one is focused on the HNC syllabus at level 4 while the 2nd year leads to the HND.
This exciting and challenging course sets graduates up for careers in the Air Force, the Police, the Ambulance Service, the Fire Brigade, the Prison Service, the Royal Air Force, Army, the Navy and the Marines, just to name a few.
Students will study the theories surrounding public policy and organisational management, as well as gaining essential practical skills that are essential to public sector work.
The course fuses practical and theoretical learning strategies to ensure that students really benefit and enjoy the academic content. Work experience placements form an integral part of the course, allowing students to build their own network of contacts in the public sector whilst enhancing their employability.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for school leavers and adults who would like a career in one of Britain’s Uniformed Public Services:
• Police Force
• Ambulance Service
• Fire Brigade
• Paramedics
• UK Border Agency
• Prison Service
• Revenue and Customs
• Health Service
• Army
• Royal Navy
• Royal Marines
• Royal Air Force

Contact Details

David Breen, telephone 01524 521250.
For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524
521237 or 0800 306306

Course Information Sheet

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.


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When you begin your Public Services course, you will be provided with a wide range of experiences that demonstrate the scale and diversity of the Services. All our students are provided with the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide range of services and explore what it would be like to work in this exciting sector. Our courses are delivered by highly qualified industry specialist tutors with knowledge across all key areas of the Public Services and its supporting infrastructure.

Nick Milner, Head of Public Services

Weekly outdoor education sessions expand the leadership skills of students.

Where does it lead?

Past students have gone on to university to study various Public Services, Politics, Criminology and Policing degrees, as well as our own higher education programme. Career options include Policing, Customs and Excise, Fire Brigade, Army, Merchant Navy, Royal Marines, Paramedics, Royal Navy, Air Force and Local Authorities. Last year’s students went on to work in the Military Police, Merchant Navy, Ambulance Service, Army and Police.

“I’m going on to the HND in Public Services at College in September. The career I have in mind is the Police force and the HND will open more doors for me and give me the opportunity to pursue my dream. I never saw myself going to university, but now I’m looking forward to completing my HND and doing my top-up at university.”

Amber Cropley, Public Services Level 3

Disclaimer

Lancaster & Morecambe College has published all information about the courses it intends to offer in good faith and warrants that classes will be delivered with reasonable care and skill. The College reserves the right to cancel any class and vary the time, location, direction and content of any class it provides and the associated fees. Lancaster & Morecambe College hereby expressly excludes liability for any indirect or consequential loss arising from its actions and limits compensation to a maximum of a full refund of any fees paid or the offer of a class of equivalent value.