HND Public and Emergency Services

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel & Public Services

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
16 September 2020

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

In a nutshell

This course will give you a strong practical and academic grounding in the organisation, management and operation of these services.

This course is for you if...

... You aspire to work for the emergency services
... You work well under pressure
... You want both practical and theory skills

What will I be doing?

We rely on public and emergency services, not only for major disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes, but also for more local concerns, such as anti-social behaviour in our community. Often, the emergency services work together with other public services to plan for emergencies, like a terrorist attack, or try to solve difficult complex problems.

To ensure you have a good understanding of how emergency and public services operate, you’ll study several core modules where you’ll gain practical skills and put your leadership skills to the test on an expedition in or nearby the Brecon Beacons.

To make your learning relevant to the workplace, you’ll have real life examples of relevant issues. For example, in one module you’ll have the task of identifying how to motivate and manage people in the public sector. In another you’ll see how legislation and changes in society can impact on the ways that public services are delivered.

You’ll learn through a range of methods, usually a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. At later stages of the course, you’ll have the chance to work on projects, either individually or in groups. Outside activities are also built into the programme, as are visiting speakers and project work. There are a variety of assessment methods, and whilst most modules are coursework based, there are some exams. Coursework includes real life projects, essays, group work and presentations.

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of three GCSEs Grade C or above including Maths/Maths Numeracy and English Language (Or equivalent), plus:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE Grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

What comes next?

This course is a valuable qualification if you want a career in the police, fire or ambulance service, the armed forces, prison and security services, HM Customs and Excise, or community service organisations.

You can also progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Public Services degree at the University of South Wales.

Additional information

This course is delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is franchised by the University of South Wales.

The UCAS code is: 534L

Walking boots £40, mandatory, Y

A full set of waterproofs, £40, mandatory, Y

A 10 litre day sack, £10, mandatory, Y

Where can I study HND Public and Emergency Services?

PFHD0018AB
Usk Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 16 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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