Public Services HNC

UCAS Code: 2C15

1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Public Services at MMM or above

Course Info

Within modern contemporary society, Public Services and the public sector are under more and more scrutiny. With this in mind, it is important that those looking for a career in the services are prepared for understanding performance indicators and working at the highest level.

This course is for those seeking employment or those already in employment (e.g. Special Constable) within the public services who need to develop knowledge and skills required to meet the demand placed on the workforce to give successful performance.

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge to prepare learners to progress to study on to Higher Education or a career in the uniformed public services.

The course is delivered over two days, on site. Learners will study two units per term alongside two units which run over the academic year.

Mandatory core units include:

  • Small scale research project in Public Services
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Fair Treatment in Public Services

Learners will also study a number of chosen units with a total credit value of 75 credit. These include:

  • Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
  • Health and Safety Management in Public Services
  • Justice and Punishment
  • Public Service Activity Management
  • Personal Outdoor Skills


The course includes a wide variety of subject areas, including work experience and a variety of visits and expeditions.

You will be assessed for each unit. This could be through written assignment, presentation, podcast, research projects or a practical assignment.

You will also benefit from the small scale research project as it gives you an opportunity to investigate the area of employment that they intend to follow.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Applicants will need a Level 3 Public Services at MMM or above or relevant work experience.

All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability for the course.