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Level: 6

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 28

Hours: 12.00

Start: 12/09/2016

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Tuition (£): 6250.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This one-year top-up programme has been created in response to the increasing privatisation of many public services and the development of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), with the aim of addressing the skills gap faced by the private and voluntary sector tendering for and delivering these services.  

This is a unique programme where you will not only learn about the significance of NOMS but also gain an understanding of how the service monitors and controls security, manages offenders and expands the provision of interventions to reduce re-offending.

This is a full-time course with ten hours scheduled for taught sessions. This includes lectures and seminars. Therefore it is expected that you will use the remainder of the time for your independent study.

The learning outcomes seek to improve your employability by extending your intellectual and transferable skills and particularly by encouraging a focus on independent learning to solve real-life projects. These skills will equip you for a wide range of careers in the security and offender management industry.

The programme will run with a minimum of five students.  In 2015-16 we enrolled four students on this new programme. 

Regulated by HEFCE, this programme is validated by the University of Derby and delivered at the Derby College Roundhouse Campus on two days per week. 

Entry requirements

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

You should have one of the following:

  • A Foundation Degree in a relevant subject such as Criminal Justice or Public Services – students must have attained 120 credits at Level 5, meeting a minimum overall grade profile of 56%.
  • A HND in Public Services or the equivalent

You will also need:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grades 9-4 (A*- C)

Students wishing to progress from any other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject will be considered on their own merit following a full mapping exercise.

We also welcome applicants who lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Policy Co-ordination, Development and Monitoring
  • Security, Public Protection and Safer Custody Arrangements
  • Incident Management
  • Interventions to Reduce Offending
  • Contemporary Issues in the Security Industry
  • Independent Research Project (Security)

How will I be assessed?

The degree will be assessed through a range of assignments and exams which include essays, presentations, case studies, assessment reports, independent research projects and practical activities.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need stationery and a USB flash drive. Having your own laptop is desirable.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the programme, students may choose to extend their studies and progress to other higher education provision such as a postgraduate course, provided that they meet the minimum threshold of that particular programme. 

Alternatively, they may wish to seek employment in security and offender management related careers, such as the police service, probation services, prison service, social work or youth offending agencies. Some of these fields may require further study. There is also the option of pursuing a career within the voluntary sector, working in areas such as the rehabilitation of offenders or with victims.

 

This course is validated by The University of Derby. 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Krystal Treadwell

Krystal Treadwell

TV army girl Krystal prepares for first overseas tour of duty

Viewers of Channel Four’s British Army Girls may well remember former recruit Krystal Treadwell.
The ex-Derby College Public Services student was among a group of raw recruits filmed doing their basic training at the army’s Pirbright training centre in Surrey.
And as Krystal herself readily admits she had her fair share of share of ups and downs during what was a very demanding 14 weeks. The fly-on-the-wall documentary, aired in April, gave a fascinating insight into what is expected of the recruits as they prepare to pass out – and what it takes to become a British Army soldier.
Now an army chef, Krystal, who is from Chaddesden, took further army training after Pirbright and is now preparing to go on a six week tour of duty to Africa – her first overseas tour.
And, although she found initial training hard going at times, she is pleased she took the Public Services course at Broomfield before joining up. She especially enjoyed the map reading part of her course, which involved training at Drum Hill near Derby. Krystal found that already having had some navigational experience helped her on army exercises.
She said...

I’m glad I went to Derby College as it set me up nicely for going in the army. The Public Services course is good for your fitness when you’re getting ready to go into the armed forces and all the volunteering you do at college looks great on your CV.

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