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Course Overview

This course aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the public services sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in public services and provides a specialism within the Management Services this effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing students for further subject specialisation at Level 5

Level 4 Level 5
2 years
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Level 4 HNC In Public Services

  • Unit 1: Organisational Structures and Culture
  • Unit 2: Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Unit 3: Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
  • Unit 4: Public Services in Contemporary Society
  • Unit 5: Integrated Emergency Management
  • Unit 9: Project Management
  • Unit 10: Government and Politics
  • Unit 25: Technology in the Public Services

Level 5 HND in Public Services

  • Unit 29: Research Project
  • Unit 30: Reflective Professional Practice
  • Unit 31: International Institutions and Global Affairs
  • Unit 35:Operations and Project Management
  • Unit 36: Understanding and Leading Change
  • Unit 45: Training, Coaching and Mentoring Techniques
  • Unit 53: Work-based Experience

Throughout both Levels 4 and 5 opportunities for Personal and Professional Development will be embedded.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Applicants will need a level 3 Public Services qualification for this programme.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Progression routes are (but not limited to):

  • Public Services Level 6 Top-Up

Progression into a range of careers, especially emergency services. However, graduates are not limited to this area; the development of leadership skills will support application of learning to a variety of fields.

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Higher Education Recruitment
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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Applicants will need a level 3 Public Services qualification for this programme.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: M001

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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