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Foundation Degree Public Services and Law Overview This course provides a specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis. Its content comprises a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in uniformed public services such as the Police, Prison Service, Ambulance Service, Customs and Excise and the Armed Forces, as well as local authorities and the voluntary sector. Description If you are currently working or want to progress to working in a related field, this programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification. A career in the public services sector can be satisfying and rewarding, as well as being stimulating and varied. The demand for graduates to enter the sector continues to grow with opportunities across a number of roles. This programme is validated by Leeds Metropolitan University. How long is the course? Two years. You will be required to attend two days per week. How will I be assessed? Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individualgroup projects and reflective statements. Where modules are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation andor vocational setting. What will I study? Module Information: You'll study a range of core and optional modules that will include: o Introduction to Public Services o Managing People in Public Services o Introduction to Criminology o Legal Contexts o Social Issues o Community Regeneration o Justice and Punishment o Public Sector Ethics o Personal and Professional Development o Work-Related Learning What does the course lead to? This programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop themselves further in the public services sector. You can expect to progress in your current role or enhance your employability in one of the following relevant fields: o The Armed Forces o The Police Service o The Ambulance Service o The Fire Service o The Prison Service o The Voluntary Sector o Customs and Excise o Local Government o Public Sector Administration What can I go on to study? On successful completion of the programme, you may wish to complete a ??-top-up?? award to gain a full honours degree. We currently offer progression to the BA (Hons) Business and Management (validated by Leeds Metropolitan University) delivered at West Nottinghamshire College however, we do envisage offering a top-up award in Public Services by 2012. How much does it cost? Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE Team at the College. Please contact a member of the HE team for 201011 fee information. Entry Requirements All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and any other related issues. To study this course, you will be expected to have at least one of the following: o Full A Level and three GCSEs at grade C o NVQ Level 3 in a related subject o BTEC National CertificateDiploma in a related subject o Other relevant Level 3 qualification If you have relevant work experience rather than qualifications, we will take this into consideration at the interview. However, literacy at Level 2 is an essential requirement and numeracy at Level 2 is desirable.

Foundation Degree Public Services and Law Overview This course provides a specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis. Its content comprises a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in uniformed public services such as the Police, Prison Service, Ambulance Service, Customs and Excise and the Armed Forces, as well as local authorities and the...

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