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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Qualifications: HND
Code: Institution Code: S55
Cost: £6000 per year


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HND Public Services (Uniformed Protective Services)

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The course has been designed to offer students the opportunity to develop relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to pursue a career or graduate studies in Public Services and Public Sector Management Studies.

What will I study?

Course includes 7 Core units:

  • Research Project; Organisations and behaviour; Fair treatment in Public Services; Managing Public Sector finance; Government, Decision making and the Public Sector; Personal and Professional Development.
  • In addition to the above a further 120 credits will be studied from a broad range of units available in order to ensure a wide range of progression opportunities are available.

Maths and English:

Maths and English upskilling will be embedded into the programme, graduates will need to be able to work with individuals and groups to deliver sessions and it is essential that students on the programme use and update these key skills whilst on the course.


Employability plays an important role in this programme and units are selected that allow learners to experience what it is like to work in the Public Services sector. We also invite guest speakers from the Public Sector to come in and present to learners and learners have the opportunity to work with the Public Sector and the local community as well as participating in events with local services.

Work Experience:

Opportunities will exist for learners to participate in uniformed sector related activities.

Additional qualifications:

Students on this programme will be provided with the opportunity to enrol on additional qualifications such as the Basic Expedition Leaders Award (BELA) and First Aid.

What do I need to join?

Students should be over the age of 18 and have achieved a minimum of 140 UCAS points; either from a Diploma/Extended Diploma or from two A Levels. Students must also have four GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English.

Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience. Suitable applicants will be invited to interview. Applicants need to apply via UCAS.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

Classes are taught in the classroom, workshops and by practical sessions.

How will I know how I am doing?

This course will be assessed by coursework, presentations, case studies and exams. There is regular feedback from lecturers on an individual and group basis

Are there any extra costs?

Your practical kit will be provided.

What can I do next?

Several universities offer a 'top up year' opportunity following the HND qualification. Throughout the course there will be several vocational experiences and visits to other education institutions.

Many universities will accept successful HND students onto the second or third year of their degree programmes, depending on the number of credits you achieve at the end of the course.

What are my career opportunities?

This programme will appeal to anyone who is either considering a career in the uniformed public services or who aspires to being involved in a management role in a public services-related career. Upon successful completion you would be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant degree course.

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Dates & Costs

HND Public Services (Uniformed Protective Services)

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: HND
Code: Institution Code: S55

Cost: £6000 per year

Start End Time Campus
01/09/2019 31/07/2021 9am - 4.40pm SGS WISE