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This is a programme for learners who have completed a Level 3 programme and are looking to go into Public Services. The HNC and HND programmes both comprise eight identical modules. HND students study for eight extra modules. Successful HNC students can successfully progress to a second year and complete the HND Level 5 qualification.
You’ll need a Grade C or above in English plus a minimum of 96 UCAS points.
The course provides a range of experiences, including a wide range of guest speakers such as local MPs, Mental Health professionals and prison officers, alongside visits to Magistrates and Crown Court and trips to outdoor adventurous activity centres. You will gain first-hand experience of different public service professions in the workplace and develop the skills required in public service careers. You will develop your team work and leadership skills as well as your academic and personal development skills.
First year HNC units are:
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 (Pearson-set)
Unit 7 – Law and Legal Systems
Unit 8 – Crime Reduction and Community Safety
Unit 13 – Personal Professional Development
Unit 21 – Outdoor Skills Development
Some activities may require a small fee and this will be discussed during Induction.
Assessment will be varied and will include practical, written and oral assignments.
Either of the courses can lead to university studies for a BA or BSc degree qualification. In most cases, successful HE candidates may enter the second year of a university degree (subject to grades). Alternatively, some of our graduates go directly to work in industry. Examples of job roles following completion of the Crime and Criminal Justice Pathway include:
Youth Justice/Probation Officer
Police Officer – not a direct entry route from 2020
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)
Criminal Intelligence Analyst
Major Crime Team Investigator
Scenes of Crime Officer
Prosecution File Preparation Officer
Probation Services Officer