Public Services - Foundation Degree

1. Course details

Qualification name FdA Public Services
Qualification level 5
Awarding organisation Lancaster University
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2021
Cost £8,335.00
Cost description Our Higher Education and degree courses cost 8335 per full time year of undergraduate study (equivalent to 120 credits). If you study fewer than 120 credits in a year or the course is a one year top-up degree, you may pay less than 8335 in that year.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

If you want a career in the uniformed public services or a management role in the non-uniformed public services then this two-year foundation degree is for you. It provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to begin related employment or, if you're already employed, to move up the ranks. Past students have gone on to achieve career success with the Emergency Services, National Probation Service, Armed Forces (Officer level), HMRC, Criminal Justice Agencies and the Civil Service. Others choose to progress to our one-year BA (Hons) top-up programme, which provides higher level skills for a wider range of opportunities.

3. Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this qualification are 80 UCAS points. If youhave relevant work/voluntary experience this could count instead of formal qualifications - we will consider all such applications on an individual basis.

4. What you'll learn

Year 1: Academic and Digital Literacies (100% coursework) Contemporary Social Problems (70% coursework, 30% practical) Mental and Physical Resilience (70% coursework, 30% practical) Managing Change and Performance in Public Organisations (50% coursework, 50% exam) Applied Psychology (100% coursework) Business Enterprise (100% coursework) Year 2: Government and Policy (70% coursework, 30% practical) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (100% coursework) Work-Based Research Project (80% coursework, 20% practical) Contemporary Issues (70% coursework, 30% practical) Criminal Justice in the Community (100% coursework) Multi-agency Approach to Managing a Major Incident (70% coursework, 30% practical)

5. How you'll learn

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework, exams and practical assessments. Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Practical assessments involve observation of your practical skills and competencies by a trained assessor. Please contact us for further details about the course.

6. What you'll need to bring

The College is well known for its friendly and supportive environment. We have dedicated tutors to help you achieve your learning goals. We also have an experienced team of advisers who can provide additional support along with advice and guidance on a whole range of issues, free of charge. The important thing is that you make the most of your time with us and if we can help with that in any way, we will. Please contact us for further details about the course.

7. How you'll be assessed

Successful students will be able to progress to a range of career pathways in both the uniformed and non-uniformed public services, including: police community support officer civil servant customs and immigration officer welfare and housing advisor fire fighter paramedic emergency planning officer communication operator probation officer police officer prison officer

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

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Phone 01253 352352

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