FdSc Public Services

Devised in association with a variety of public, private and voluntary sectors such as the Police, Armed Forces, Prison Service, Local Government, Probation, Youth Offending Teams and the Civil Service, this course will give you a broad understanding of public services.

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Studying a wide spectrum of issues relating to a variety of public and private services, you will develop the skills and attributes that are fundamentals in any public, voluntary or private service industry. Benefitting from various guest speakers and visits to public and private services, you will also gain first-hand experiences of working within each sector. Developing problem-solving skills, work will be based around assignments, presentations, written reports, role-plays, debates, case studies, in-lecture tests and projects to improve understanding of the subject. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be equipped with a range of intellectual, imaginative and investigative skills necessary to deal with the challenges and changes within a wide and diverse range of public service environments. 

Where will this course take me? 

You can top-up this qualification at Truro and Penwith Colleg by enrolling in: 

BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science


This qualification can take you into roles such as: 

  • Police Officer (Past students are now working with Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Metropolitan Police Serice, South Wales Police and Suffolk Constabulary)
  • Civil Service
  • Armed Forces
  • HM Coastguard
  • Local Government
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Leisure Centre Management
  • Private Housing Association Manager

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open

Please apply to this course via UCAS using the below information: 

UCAS Institution: Truro and Penwith College

UCAS Institution Code: T85

UCAS Course Code: L490

FdSc Public Services
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