Higher National Diploma (HND) inPublic Services

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Developed in collaboration with industry professionals, this two-year course is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in public services. This full-time course will prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities, including professions within the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Prison, and NHS Ambulance Services, as well as the Civil Service and
Crown Prosecution Service.

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Course Content

The HND in Public Services will provide you with a firm grounding in the key concepts of management and leadership. Comprising a range of modules, you will gain an understanding of the governmental, sociological and psychological aspects of a career in public services, and how they relate to professional practice. Providing the foundations for further study or employment, this HND offers you the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and related skills through a combination of theoretical study and practical experience.



  • Organisational structures and Culture
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment
  • Public Services in Contemporary Society
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Law and Legal Systems
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Care and Custody


  • Research Project
  • Reflective Professional Practice
  • International Institutions and Global Affairs
  • Justice, Punishment and Rehabilitation
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • International Policing
  • Contemporary Sociological Issues

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 32 UCAS points

Progression Opportunities

Career progression can be rapid for those with the relevant qualifications and, upon completion of this course, you will have the necessary skills to enter various divisions of the public services. There is the potential to gain rewarding employment posts within the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Prison, and NHS Ambulance Services, as well as the Civil Service and Crown Prosecution Service, to name a few. Past graduates have also progressed onto final-year BA (Hons) Public Services Management degree programmes at Loughborough College.


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Key Facts


  • September 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,395
  • Non EU: £7,395

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 20/21TFK5341

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