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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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Josh Randall

Public Services course helps Josh prepare for life as hydrographer in Royal Navy

Taking a BTEC level 3 course in Public Services at Derby College has helped former Ilkeston student Josh Randall to prepare for an exciting life in the Royal Navy.Josh, who completed his basic training at HMS Raleigh last October, joins his first ship this summer and can't wait.Josh is from a military family (his dad was formerly in the army and his brother is currently a serving soldier) but had originally thought of doing something different when he left school.Finding out about the Royal Navy's careers in hydrography changed all that though and he applied to join the service shortly after leaving school.As a hydrographer, Josh will be involved in mapping seas and oceans – a role which combines his love of science, geography and global travel.Josh, who is now 17, is so pleased he took the Derby College course before embarking on his naval career.He found the BTEC gave him greater insight into what to expect in the armed forces and provided him with useful information on legal aspects, such as The Geneva Convention.It also taught him the importance of team leadership:

He said: "Leading a team when you're only 16 is a big ask, but the Derby College course gave me confidence and was great experience. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of joining the armed forces."

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