Foundation Degree Public Services with Outdoor Education (subject to re-approval)

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    Plymouth University
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    The course has been developed with employers to ensure it covers the transferable skills, knowledge and experience that employees new to the Public Services and Outdoor Education sectors require. We have an excellent reputation within the industry and maintain strong links with many providers, who also provide industry talks to our students and provide work placement opportunities.

    Example modules include:

    • Over the duration of this course you may study modules including:
    • Public Service and Society Government
    • Pre-hospital Emergency Care
    • Human Behaviour Ethics, Values and Accountability
    • Budget Management
    • Team Building, Leadership and Management 

    You will also complete a work-based learning opportunity and a research project during the course.


    The College of Policing has proposed that all new police constables will be required to have a Degree by 2019.


     This course is subject to re-approval by Plymouth University. 

  • Teaching and Assessment

    The course is delivered by various types of learning, including lectures, seminars presentations and practicals.

    Assessment will be through assignments or essays, reports, research project, portfolios, projects, oral assessments, presentations and a practical skills assessment.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree by studying BSc (Hons) Public Services or BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing) at Plymouth University or at a university of your choice.

  • Career Progression

    Many of our students have taken up employment in the sector including the Police, Fire and Ambulance services, HM Forces, HM Prison Service and outdoor education and activity centres. 

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of 48 (previously 120) UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C, or Grade 4 including Maths and English or Level 2 equivalent. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.