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Public Service Management

Public Services

Key Facts

Level:
Level 5
Location:
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
Duration:
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time and Part-time
Awarding Body:
How to Apply:

You can apply directly to us for a part-time course, please download our Higher Education Application Form, complete the application form and return it to:-

Higher Education Office,
Wakefield College,
Margaret Street,
Wakefield WF1 2DH

Or you can email it to a.cawtheray@wakefield.ac.uk.

Overview

The programme offers an academically and vocationally focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, processes and practices of working within the Public Services

This programme provides a challenging, employability led curriculum, that uses work-based knowledge and real-life scenarios, allowing development of a range of transferable skills, abilities and competencies necessary for a successful career in the public sector.

The programme offers a broad base of subject knowledge for you to draw on in your working life, providing the opportunity to explore legal, theoretical and political application and acquire an understanding of strategic management processes used within public sector organisations.

Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with a number of public services for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme. During the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience, where you can complete an assessed work-based project in your chosen area.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure

Level 4:

  • The English Legal System (20 credits)
  • Criminological Theory (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management (20 credits)
  • Introduction to the Political Environment (20 credits)
  • Study Skills (20 credits)
  • Employability in the Public Services (20 credits)

Level 5:

  • Criminal Law (20 credits)
  • Psychology of Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Multi Agency Working (20 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits) 
  • Decision Making in Central and Local Government (20 credits) 
  • The Voluntary Sector and the Public Services (20 credits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Points including GCSE grade A*–C or equivalent in English Language and Maths
  • An Access to HE Qualification
  • Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course.

All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Fees & Funding

These fees relate to 2020/21

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6,750 per year

Annual Tuition Fee : Part-time £4,500 per year

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Full-Time All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Part-time Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course. 

Course Costs Included in the fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bursaries and scholarships

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Careers

This programme is designed to offer a route for students into a wide range of public service opportunities including but not limited to the police, fire service, prison service, customs and excise, civil service, local government, criminal justice agencies, education and charities.

Students successfully completing the Foundation Degree in Public Service Management can continue internally onto a Level 6 top up degree in BA (Hons) Public Service Management or BA (Hons) Business Management. Students can also progress onto a Level 6 top up degree externally in a relevant discipline.

 


FdA Public Service Management