Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate in Public Services (UCAS Code L4R5)

In Beverley

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This course will help you develop the relevant skills and  knowledge needed to apply for  a career in the uniformed public services, such as the police or fire and rescue service, and the armed forces, such as the Army or Royal Air Force. The nature of the units means that the course is also suitable for people in a range of other job roles who are looking to move into a supervisory or management role or simply as a personal challenge. After completing your higher national certificate, there is the option to top up to a BTEC Level Five Higher National Diploma.




Beverley (East Riding of Yorkshire)
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Gallows Lane, HU17 7DT


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To take into account

  • A Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services or a related level three qualification
  • A Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Related work experience

However, all applicants will be judged on an individual basis based on personal skills, backgrounds and future career aspirations.

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Course programme

Three mandatory core units:

  • Small-scale research in public services
  • Organisations and behaviour
  • Fair treatment in public services

Optional units include:

  • Justice and punishment
  • Personal outdoor skills
  • Custodial care In England and Wales
  • Managing stress in public services
  • Physical activity, lifestyle and wellbeing

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based assignments, work experience, practical assessment, portfolio development and presentations.

How will the course be delivered?

It will be delivered through a mixture of workshops, taught sessions, lectures, independant learning and work-based assessment.

Our values
  • Quality Focused quality is at the heart of all we do, we are all accountable for performance and results.
  • Ambitious achieving success for our learners, staff, businesses and communities.
  • Enterprising innovative and responsive, encouraging new ideas to generate developments, income and efficiencies in our operations.
  • Resilient embracing change and being determined to succeed.
  • Respectful to each other, advancing equality of opportunities and promoting diversity
  • Caring safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults, providing a safe, inclusive and considerate environment for all members of the college community.

Additional information

One year: full-time, Two years: part-time

Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate in Public Services (UCAS Code L4R5)

Price on request