The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Public Services (HND) is the equivalent to the first two years of a University Degree and provides a specialist programme of study that covers the technical knowledge, understanding and practical skills relevant to careers in the public services sector.
This is a work-related qualification for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities.
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Public Services is 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 qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects.
During your first year of the Level 5 HND in Public Services you will study four core units, several specialist units and optional units, these include:.
Civil Protective Services
Crime and Criminal Justice
In your second year you will study two core units and five additional units, these include:.
Crime and Criminal Justice.
The entry qualifications for the Level 5 Public Services (HND) are an MMP profile (minimum 80 new UCAS points) other related level qualifications such as an Access to Higher Education diploma are also accepted.
You will also need a grade 4or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills) and/or minimum IELTS score 6.
Individual cases will be considered.
The Level 5 Public Services HND will cost: £13,100
HNC, Year 1 - £7100.
HND, Year 2 - £7100.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from www.gov.uk/student-finance.
The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
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