COMING SOON – public services qualifications

Public services general imageHABC is launching its first ever qualifications for public services in 2015.

The qualifications are aimed at individuals looking to develop an understanding of uniformed and non-uniformed public service roles, including the armed forces, police and law enforcement, forensic science, criminal justice (including court, tribunal and prosecution services), custodial care, community justice, fire and rescue services, and legal services.

The justice sector in the UK employs approximately 850,000 employees, whilst the armed forces – although undertaking an implementation plan to reduce their numbers – continue to recruit into junior ranks each year.

The qualifications, which will be vocationally-related and knowledge-based, will range in size from 15 to 60 credits at Level 2 and 60 to 180 credits at Level 3, and will allow progression (alongside other Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications) to study at university or college, an apprenticeship or into employment.

The full suite will be made up of the following qualifications:

  • HABC Level 2 15-Credit Certificate in Public Services (QCF);
  • HABC Level 2 30-Credit Certificate in Public Services (QCF);
  • HABC Level 2 60-Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF);
  • HABC Level 3 60-Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF);
  • HABC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF);
  • HABC Level 3 120-Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF); and
  • HABC Level 3 180-Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF).

Further details will be released in early 2015.

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