- Foundation Degree
- Subject Area
- Public Services
- Age Group
- Degree Courses
(Full Time - 2 years)
The course is aimed at students who wish to work within a wide range of organisations who deliver public sector programmes within the community. In particular, the module content is both up to date and relevant to the changing face of public sector management and employment. Course content has included an outdoor education residential, focused on leadership and group, work skills and a residential visit to Parliament which has included a tour, observing Prime Minister's Question Time and meeting an MP. The course is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience required for a broad range of careers in public sector organisations. It concentrates on developing a range of practical work-based skills and knowledge as well as a broad range of academic and professional competencies.
Tutors have extensive and recent public sector employment experience and retain contact with a range of existing and emerging public sector organisations. The module contents are designed to give students the competency to successfully work within a wide range of organisations.
Work experience placements are built into the second year of the degree, providing an opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to the work placement organisation. In addition, the degree provides a major concentration on the development of leadership and problem solving skills by the provision of modules focused on the development of public sector values, leadership and organisation.
The course is delivered over two years full time, or four years part time.
Completion of Level 3 in Public Service at Merit level
Level 3 merit in a similar course such as Law
Successful completion of an Access to HE course
64 UCAS points
In exceptional cases students over 21 with substantial and industrial experience relevant to the degree will be able to enter the programme via the accreditation of prior experience route
How will I be assessed?
The degree will be delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers and industrial visits. Students will be assessed by a wide variety of methods. This will include writing essays and reports, providing presentations individually and in groups, providing portfolios of experience and reflection.
You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Continuing Your Journey
On successful completion of the degree, students will be able to proceed to an MMU-validated, BA one-year top up in Public Service and Social Justice taught at The Manchester College.Careers page
Students completing the degree are able to apply for a wide variety of jobs in the public, private and charitable sector. Previous students are working in public sector jobs including Police Community Support Officer for British Transport Police, or Prison Service roles. Most successful students proceed to the BA top-up in Public Service and Social Justice. Students graduating from this degree have progressed to highly competitive graduate entry jobs in the police, local government, and the charity sector. In addition, students have entered teacher training programmes, studied for a Master’s degree in Social Work, and obtained research scholarships.
Fees, Finance & Funding
There are a number of different funding and finance options available to you, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our Fees, Finance and Funding page.Fees, finance and funding page
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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