HNC/D Public Services (UCAS code HNC: P01C HND: P01D)

Course Overview:

These courses have 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.

Entry Requirements:

48 UCAS tariff points

You need a total of 48 UCAS points from A levels or an equivalent BTEC grade and a grade 9-4 in English at GCSE level. Relevant employment or experience of the Public Services is desirable.

Mature Applicants
We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email

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

HNC – One Year (Full-Time) Two years (Part-time).

HND – Two years (Full-time), three years (part-time).

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Course Fee (2019/20):


Please see Fees & Funding for further information relating to fees.

How do I apply:

For the full-time route, please apply through UCAS(Institute name: YEOV, Institute code: Y25, Course code for HNC: P01C, Course code for HNC: P01D). For the part-time route, apply direct to the University Centre Yeovil by calling 01935 845454 or emailing