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Public Sector And Local Government Management Foundation Degree Level 4

Lewisham College

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Is this course for me? This course suits those individuals employed in, or seriously considering a career in, local government. What will I study? This Birkbeck, University of London Foundation Degree provides a flexible academic and professional development programme in public management, tailored to meet the needs of the local governance sector. It enables you to develop theoretical and contextual knowledge and practical skills, with a strong focus on the particular requirements of the sector, including its unique democratically accountable nature. You will have the opportunity to focus further on your own professional interests through your selection of pathways and individualised work-based learning project. The Foundation Degree consists of a number of compulsory modules, which will enhance your understanding of the main issues and concepts in public sector management. In Year 2 you may select a specialist pathway from a choice of either Community Cohesion or London Governance. To gain the Foundation Degree, you need to successfully complete modules totalling 240 credits. You may choose from a selection of pathways detailed below. All modules offered in Year 1 are compulsory. Compulsory Subjects: Year 1 Introduction to Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Planning Local Government in Context Public Sector Modernisation Year 2 Public sector management Work-related learning Year 3 Professional project (work-based learning) Pathway 1 - Community Cohesion Year 2: Diversity: London's Unique Population Year 3: Community Leadership Pathway 2 - London Governance Year 2: Diversity: London's Unique Population Year 3: Governing Global London (half module) Year 3: Regenerating London (half module) What can I do next? A BSc Public Sector and Local Government Management at Birkbeck (central London campus). This can also lead to Local Government management. This can lead to employment in: Local Government management What are the entry requirements? There are no formal entry requirements. However, you should be employed in, or seriously considering a career in, local government and have a good standard of written and spoken English, and basic computer skills. How will I be assessed? Assessment is a combination of essays, reports, presentations, project and portfolio work, as appropriate. What will it cost? If you are under 19 and a home student, in most circumstances, you don't pay any fees. However, you will need to find this out when you apply. Course fee: tba Exam fee: tba Please note: For courses of more than one year, the fees stated apply to the first year only. These costs are for the academic year 2009-2010. Costs for 2010-2011 will be available in spring 2010.

Is this course for me? This course suits those individuals employed in, or seriously considering a career in, local government. What will I study? This Birkbeck, University of London Foundation Degree provides a flexible academic and professional development programme in public management, tailored to meet the needs of the local governance sector. It enables you to develop theoretical and...

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