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Community and Public Services

Course Code: UF6300, UX6301
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 5.00pm (part-time)

What's it all about?

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)


Do you have a passion for, and a commitment to, community and public services and engagement with stakeholders? This Foundation Degree aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the wide and varied social, political and economic environments that community and public services operate within. You will have the opportunity to listen to, and network with, serving public service practitioners and members of other community and public service organisations through visits, volunteering, guest lectures and work-based delivery. In short, this course will enable you to develop your academic and professional skills so that you can seamlessly progress to your chosen top-up degree course or into the workplace.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

Course information

The programme includes the following subjects:

  • 21st century democracy
  • crime and justice studies
  • applied social psychology
  • developing community and public service competencies
  • equality and diversity
  • community and public services
  • policy and social justice
  • enterprise and the economy
  • theory of crime and criminal behaviour
  • managing in community and public services
  • rehabilitation and resettlement.
  • contemporary public service issues
  • managing people
  • criminology.

You will also develop the knowledge and skills to confidently interact with serving members of the public services and non-government organisations, and undertake a major research project for public sector organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Devon and Somerset Fire Service, and the Royal Marines.

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 32 UCAS tariff points, to include a full level 3 qualification, or T Level pass in an appropriate subject area
  • five GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths. APEL may be considered for non-traditional applicants

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessment will be on a continuous basis through a range of assessment criteria including presentations, essays and in-class tasks.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

  • the one year BSc (Hons) Community and Public Service Management or BSc (Hons) Community and Public Service Management (Healthcare) top-up degrees at the College
  • the one year BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability top-up degree at Cornwall College (Bicton campus)
  • the one year BSc (Hons) Public Services top-up degree at Exeter College
  • employment at all levels in one of the public services, particularly with the Police Force, but also with local government, youth services, prisons, the Fire Service and the Armed Forces.

 

 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

2

Annual openings in Plymouth

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