HNC Diploma in Public Services - Cambridge Regional College
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Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Public Services

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Public Services

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, Sep 2024
Level: 4
Start Date: Sep 2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 30 Week(s)
College Attendance: 30 Week(s)
Type:Full Time, Higher Education
New Student Fee:£5490
CRC Level 3 Progression Fee:£4490
About the Course

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.


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.


This full-time course is delivered in college over 2 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;

? Apply online direct from this course page.  Click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page by the course information.  By clicking this button, you will be taken to our online application system.  This system will ask you to create a new account if you have not created one previously. Once you have created an account you can apply for the course.

? Apply through UCAS. When you have found your chosen course on the UCAS website, you can apply directly from UCAS. You will need to have created a UCAS account if you do not have one already to apply.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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