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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s College for Skills

Introduction to 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 team will use CONEL’s links with relevant external agencies, for example, the London Scottish Territorial Army Detachment, Royal Marine Reserves, Royal Naval Reserves, Police Specials, and Local Authority Councils for guest lectures and additional opportunities for students thus ensuring vocational experience is placed at the heart of this programme.

You will work on:

  • Small Scale Projects in the Public Services

  • Organisations and Behaviour

  • Fair Treatment in Public Services

  • Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour

  • Work Experience

  • The Global Environment

  • Crime Reduction and Community Safety

  • Personal Outdoor Skills

What do I need?

You will be required to have a Level 3 Diploma qualification at 'Pass' grade or above and GCSEs at grades A* to C in English and maths.

The following criteria will be applied for entry to this programme: GCSEs English, Mathematics at a minimum of Grade C/4-5, a BTEC Level 3 qualification, two A levels at Grades A*-D or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or related work experience.

How is the course taught?

You will also be expected to undertake a comprehensive physical training regime to fully prepare you for a successful career in the Services.

The course will provide you with first-hand experience of a variety of roles in the Public Services. It will be actively encouraged that all learners are engaged with the Police Specials Constabulary, Royal Marine/RAF/Army Reserves or similar whilst attending College.

Opportunities to be involved in the development and delivery of the Level 1 – 3 Uniformed Services Course will also be available to support you to develop the skills required to lead and motivate service personnel in the future.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed thorough assignments, observations, your portfolio and coursework.

What does it lead to?

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 if you successfully complete your BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Tottenham Centre 4 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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