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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s College for Skills

Introduction to the course

This qualification looks in-depth at the skills required in the Public Services at management or Officer level, preparing students for life in the work place, whether this is within Uniformed or Non-Uniformed Public Services e.g. Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Customs and Excise or the Home Office.

This one year programme will provide you with the opportunity to mentor Level 1-3 students enabling you to develop your teamwork and leadership skills and enable your confidence and personal development to attain your goals. With its annual residential trips, and external engagement with a range of uniformed public services students will enhance their qualification by gaining practical experience via working with the services. The selection of units will enrich and broaden knowledge of various roles within Public Services.

You will be exposed to a variety of public service organisations and you will have significant opportunities to network and make valuable contacts with a wide range of both uniformed and non-uniformed services. We also have a wide range of facilities that we will access with you to enable achievement and attainment of your qualification, this will take the form of high/low ropes challenge, sports hall and practical leadership training. You will be expected to take part and lead fitness sessions with other groups one day a week to help improve or boost your fitness.

This course separates us from anybody else, as you can build on your personal confidence and attach yourself to a tutor group whom you will mentor throughout your two years with us. This programme will teach you discipline, improve your personal development in time management and teamwork and give you the opportunity to showcase your organisational skills needed in any public service.

What do I need?

Level 4/5 Entry Requirements

Level 3 diplomas, GCE A Levels, Access to HE qualification in a relevant subject.

This course is suitable for those who want to join the Armed Forces, or consider any of the other Uniformed or Non-Uniformed Public Services, then this programme will enhance your teamwork and leadership skills and set you up with the confidence and personal development to attain your goals.

How is the course taught?

Some of the subjects you will study are:

  • Managing Public Sector Finance Government

  • Decision Making and the Public Services

  • Research Project

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Justice and Punishment

  • Emergency Planning

  • Psychology of Human and Criminal behaviour

  • Work Based Experience

  • Aspects of Criminal Law for Public Services

The HND is a Full Time 2 Year course (4 days per week).

In addition to the course fees there is a contribution to be paid at the start of the course for uniform and induction. You would also be expected to make this contribution in order to take part in any opportunities that arise throughout the course such as trips, additional qualifications, (e.g. Work Place First Aid). More details on costs will be provided during the application stages with advice on Student Loans to cover these costs.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed continuously through course work in different formats, e.g. presentations, reports, essays, timed assessments and physical observations in different managerial areas.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Tottenham Centre 26 Sep 2017 - 6 Jul 2018

Course Code: HN4MPUSH / 17DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Tuition Fee: £5,787.00
* All fees are VAT free

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply

What are the levels?


Hasret Keles

The Public Services course that I am doing is excellent with all the best teaching. I’m proud of myself because I finished the Level 1 course three weeks early and was able to jump straight onto Level 3.

Hasret Keles Public Services Diploma Level 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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