About this course
The HND Public and Emergency Services course will give you a strong practical and academic grounding in how public, emergency and armed services operate, are organised and managed. You’ll have the chance to complete work placements, or work on projects with public organisations. This will not only enhance your studies but also give you valuable real-life experience in the workplace and help you to prepare for your career.
The course is delivered across two sites, Barry campus and Cardiff International Sports Campus.
What you will study
To ensure you have a good understanding of how Public and Emergency Services operate, you will study core modules in 'planning and operations' in the first year and then ‘Emergencies, Disasters and Transport’ in the second year. The other modules you will study are:
Year One Core Modules:
- Planning and Operations
- Organisation and Behaviour in the Public Sector
- Doing Social Science Research
- Public Affairs
Year Two Core Modules:
- Work Experience
- Emergencies, Disasters and Transport
- Equality and Diversity
- Public Services Project
- Public Service Law
Assessment methods vary. They include coursework, real-life projects, essays, group work, and presentations. All lecturers are, or have been members of the Public Services.
During the course you will have the opportunity to attain a range of additional qualifications including First Aid and Defibrillation qualifications. Students will also be encouraged to volunteer with the Army Cadets. Those that take up this option could gain the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualification as well as the Institute of Leadership and Management’s (Level 3) qualification.
Please note: You can apply for this course either through UCAS or directly with the College.
If applying via UCAS please use the following details:
Course Code - 534L, University Code - W01, Campus Code - F, Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff).
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
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- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed below, but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration. Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable. Typical A-Level Offer - DD Typical BTEC Offer - relevant BTEC level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass Typical Welsh Bacc Offer - Grade C and DE at A Level Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes. Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent). A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.
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