HNC Public Services - Policing

The HNC in Public Services provides opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in public services or progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full-time degree in Criminology or related area. While you don't need to be an Olympic athlete to  join the police, you must be able to cope with the physical demands of the job and this course includes a job related fitness programme.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer Subject/level: GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C (4+) or above, plus BTEC Level 3 in Public Services, grade MP or above or two A levels in the Sciences at grade C or above. Applicants should have 32 UCAS points from A level, BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualifications.

Course Content

Students will study a mix of mandatory and optional units.  These are at Level 4 and are a minimum of 120 credits in size.

Students will study mandatory units (all three units must be taken):

  • Unit 1: Small scale Research Project in Public Services
  • Unit 2: Organisations and Behaviour
  • Unit 3: Fair Treatment in Public Services


 And optional units which may include:-

  • Unit 8: Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
  • Unit 9: Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contemporary Society
  • Unit 14: Justice and Punishment
  • Unit 16: Technology and Public Services
  • Unit 21: Employability Skills

The course also includes job related fitness activities including bleep testing and dynamic strength testing.


Duration and Delivery

The HNC is in Public Services is full-time, one year course (exact days and times of delivery to be confirmed).  


The HNC in Public Services is a fulltime one year course with the option to "top up" and complete a second year HND in Public Services. 

Additional Information

Tuition fees for 2018-2019 is £4950. UCAS Code is L900.  All fees quotes are subject to change, please contact us for the latest information. 
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This course is delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre.

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