Public Services, Crime and Criminal Justice: HND
The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Public Services is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the public sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
Uniformed Public Services is a vibrant and forward-looking part of the college with strong links to the Sports team. Our courses are designed to prepare you for entrance into public services including the Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance or Armed Services. These subjects attract serious, ambitious young men and women who are committed to improving society for all and we are equally committed to our teaching bringing out the very best in you.
The courses focus on both the selection process and the demands of the jobs themselves. You will develop your mental and physical fitness, leadership and problem solving abilities through structured activities and projects. We also believe in preparing you for the realities of the modern world with in-depth teaching about all aspects of society, including cultural awareness, diversity and the law. We believe this approach will give you the confidence to meet any challenge thrown at you.
Our team is extremely active and experienced, with a passion for the work of the uniformed services. One of the things that is great about Nescot is that, in addition to being qualified tutors, our staff are people with real world experience in the fields they teach. The Public Services team has experience ranging from high ranking Police, Army and Airforce instructor backgrounds to specific fitness and sports coaching qualifications in strength, fitness and conditioning.
The department uses a range of facilities to train you in the diverse skills you will need to be successful in this demanding sector. Within the college itself, we have large well-equipped teaching rooms with interactive white boards and extensive IT facilities to help you present your work in a polished professional manner.
Students who want to enter the uniformed public services are planning on a career whose main function is to serve the public. With this in mind we involve our students in numerous activities and challenges to increase confidence, leadership and awareness. You will find yourself given opportunities to engage in exciting community volunteering projects and schemes like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
You will also enjoy activities, trips and outings to places like the Brecon Beacons, Rock UK and High Ashurst. Finally, due to our great links with the local Police, Fire and Ambulance Services and the Armed Forces you will have monthly key speakers come to the college and explain how what you are learning applies in the real world and help you gain future employment.
The role of public services has grown immensely along with the challenges and triumphs of globalisation. You may find yourself enjoying a position as a respected community police officer or as part of a global intelligence network in the front line against terrorism.