32 weeks (64 weeks for HND)
Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a full degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge needed for a particular industry.
Studying this course will give you the skills and knowledge required for a career in the public services. You will explore criminal psychology and behaviour, law and justice, counter terrorism, youth offending and emergency planning as well as gaining an in-depth knowledge of the contemporary social and political issues affecting today’s public services. Through this course, you will develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork, self-motivation and leadership.
Students on this course will have access to:
On successful completion of the HND, depending on your grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top-up’ year of a suitable degree. Alternatively, you will be well placed to pursue a career in a range of uniformed and non-uniformed public services.
Example job roles
GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken.
PLUS 80 UCAS points from at least one of the following:
A Levels - At least 2, grades BB
Vocational - BTEC Level 3, grades MMP
Access Diploma - In Public Services or Social Studies
Ideally, in a relevant subject such as Public Services, Criminology, Law, Sociology or Psychology.
Study mode: Full-time or part-time
Course length: 32 weeks (64 weeks for the HND)
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Contact hours: 12.5 hours per week
Expected self-study: 15-20 hours per week
Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £5,750 per annum
Additional costs: None
Student finance information: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
The Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship. Find out more: www.newcollege.ac.uk/he