Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 4 HNC Diploma in Public Services

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CO5FHNCPS
Start Date:22/09/2020
New Student Fees*:£4990
CRC Level 3 Progression**:£3990
CRC Level 4 Progression***:£N/A
* Fees for new students
** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 3 at CRC in the previous year
*** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 4 HNC at CRC in the previous year

Course Overview

The course encompasses a wide range of the public and private sectors and develops the skills and attributes that are fundamental in any public, voluntary or private service industry. The course uses CRC’s excellent links with relevant external agencies, for example, the Royal Marine Reserves, Army Reserves, Police Specials, County Councils for guest lectures and additional opportunities for students thus ensuring vocational experience is placed at the heart of this programme. During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced practitioners who have a wealth of experience in the public services industry.

Progression & Career Opportunities

This programme is a full Level 4 qualification which can lead to enhanced employment opportunities in any of the Public Services such as the Police, Fire Service and Prison Service or to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Public Services at Cambridge Regional College.

Entry Requirements

A Levels at grade A* - E or a pass at an equivalent level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma), plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-4 (A* - C) or a willingness to complete these. However, this will be viewed on a case by case basis and the final decision will be made by the Course Leader when satisfactory entry has been assessed.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

This full-time course is delivered in college over 3 days per week by staff with extensive vocational experience from the field of the Public Services. The course design includes units which will provide students with a wider insight to the Public Services which are assessed using a variety of methods including essays, reports, personal reflection and presentations with extra individual support being provided as required.

The units delivered throughout the duration of the course are:

• Organisational Structures and Culture
• Mental Health and Wellbeing Equality
• Diversity and Fair Treatment
• Public Services in Contemporary Society (Pearson-set)
• Personal & Professional Development
• Modern Warfare and Conflict
• Outdoor Skills Development
• Psychology of Behaviour

How to Apply

There are two ways you can apply for a Higher Education course at CRC – you can now apply through UCAS or directly to the college using our HE Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website You can also obtain a copy by contacting our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email The completed form and references should be returned to The Admissions Office, Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status