Public Services - Foundation Degree

Course Code: TH1HE153
UCAS Code: LL43

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
10/09/2018University Centre2 YearsApply
09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

If you want a career in the uniformed public services or a management role in the non-uniformed public services then this two-year foundation degree is for you. It provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to begin related employment or, if you’re already employed, to move up the ranks. Past students have gone on to achieve career success with the Emergency Services, National Probation Service, Armed Forces (Officer level), HMRC, Criminal Justice Agencies and the Civil Service. Others choose to progress to our one-year BA (Hons) top-up programme, which provides higher level skills for a wider range of opportunities.

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for this qualification are 80 UCAS points. If you have relevant work/voluntary experience this could count instead of formal qualifications - we will consider all such applications on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdA Public Services

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The programme is taught using a wide range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and group and one-to-one tutorials. Guest lectures, visits and a work-based research project allow you to relate theory to work practice. We will also encourage you to work independently, making use of our vast range of traditional and online resources. As you progress on this course you will naturally develop important transferable skills such as team-working and problem-solving to enhance your employability.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Specification

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