This Foundation Degree is designed in association with local public service employers and combines academic study with work-based learning a to equip you with the necessary skills to meet the demands of today's public services.
Throughout the course, you will study Modules including: Developing Employability Skills, Managing Crime & the Justice System, Management Issues and Health & Fitness Development.
You will be attached to an organisation for Employability
Level 4 modules include:
Level 5 modules include:
You will be given help and support with preparing for assessments including access to high quality learning resources including e-books.
A wide range of learning methods are used by us, including: lectures, seminars, workshops, small group work, work based learning, projects and practical activities.
You will be assessed using a range of methods many of which require practical problem solving skills. Academic writing will be developed throughout the course to support written assessments. You will take part in scenario based role plays and interviews to prepare you for your chosen career path.
Work-based learning is an essential component of all our Foundation Degrees. On this programme you will study Developing Employability Skills and Employability & Career Planning; within these modules you will have the opportunity to participate in 'real life' projects with a number of public services, uniformed and non- uniformed. Assessment tasks may be negotiated between you and the employer. The projects will allow you to work as part of a team and independently, you may be off- site and in the field for part of your projects.
It should be noted that the course adopts the College’s safeguarding policy so learners may need a CRB check if their placement involves working with young or vulnerable people.
This is an excellent qualification for those looking for a career or already working in the uniformed public services such as the Police, Fire and Prison Services or the non-uniformed public services including Local Authority departments, National Health Service or paid and unpaid Voluntary Services.
You will have use of the brand new sports facilities at Trinity Green Campus, additionally if you require qualified instructors to build you a training programme for general health and fitness, or in order to prepare for public service fitness tests, they will be more than happy to do so, and monitor your progress, all free of charge. On top of that there are loads of formal teams to join and also a wide variety of recreational sports to take part in with friends.
Visits to the public services in the region, some off- site practical work may be included.
Two full A levels or an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship with Level 3 GNVQ/NVQ qualifications or other Level 3 vocational qualifications and/or equivalent. (Minimum UCAS points 180) and GCSE in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
If you do not have formal qualifications, you will be considered for the course if you have Accredited Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) and/or significant work-related experience and knowledge relevant to working in the public services.
You will normally be required to attend a selection interview.
‘It should be noted that the course adopts the College’s safeguarding policy so learners may need a CRB check if their placement involves working with young or vulnerable people.’
We were delighted that the QAA's Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER), carried out in January 2010 concluded that they had 'Confidence' (the highest judgement possible) in the quality of our Higher Education provision.
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Awarding Body: Teesside University
Level: Level 5
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