HNC/D Public Services

These courses offer a specific focus on career progression and are recognised by the public sector as a valid and valuable pathway towards employment in a variety of Public Services, such as the Police, Prison and Fire and Rescue services. The course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts, meaning you can tailor your training to your career goals. Both qualifications enable you to progress to an Honours degree or further professional qualifications.

Duration: HNC – One Year (Full-Time) Two years (Part-time). HND – Two years (Full-time), three years (part-time).


Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-Time


Course Fee (2017/18):

  • HNC: £4,800 per year (Full-Time); £3,200 per year (Part-Time)

Please see for further information relating to fees.


Awarding Body: Edexcel


Example Content: Small Scale Research Projects, Organisations and Behaviour, Fair Treatment in Public Services, Managing Finance, Government, Decision Making, Personal and Professional Development, The Global Environment, Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contem- porary Society, Substance Misuse, Crime and Culture, Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour, Emergency Planning & the Public Services, Personal Outdoor Skills


Entry Requirements: You need a total of 48 UCAS points from A levels or an equivalent BTEC grade and a grade A*-D in English at GCSE level. Relevant employment or experience of the Public Services is desirable.


How do I apply: For the full-time route, please apply through UCAS(Institute name: YEOV, Institute code: Y25, Course code: L430). For the part-time route, apply direct to the University Centre Yeovil by calling 01935 845454 or emailing