Public service management provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the public, voluntary and private sectors. The courses will allow you to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the public sector while developing your time-management, team participation and leadership skills.
Meet the Student
“I was first introduced to the Public Service as a subject while at 6th Form College. I subsequently went on to study Media Studies at Canterbury College, but I always enjoyed the topics in the Public Service programme. My brother is now studying for his BA(Hons) Public Service Management at Canterbury College and I decided to join this year on HND Public Services Management Course. Attending this course has broadened my ideas of occupations I would like to get involved in and I am currently considering going on to study for Post Graduate Certificate in Education or joining the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps.”
James Minns - HND Public Services
Programme Coordinator Profile
Researcher (First Generation Undergraduates); Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE); Postgraduate Diploma in Technology; Master of Arts (Research) in Social Anthropology; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Development Studies, Sociology and Social Anthropology with French; Erasmus (Socrates) scholar at the University de la Réunion.
District Chair, Independent Police Advisory Group; Staff Governor, Canterbury College Corporation
The course aims to provide the highly-sought after skills and knowledge which public services such as the police, prison service, UK Border Agency, fire & rescue service, HM Revenue and Customs and the armed forces have identified as important for their employees to possess.
Graduates of the course have taken a lead role in their chosen profession: police services, military, probation services, health care, social services, voluntary, education and private sectors.
What Employers Say:
The course aims to provide the highly-sought after skills and knowledge which public services such as the police, prison service, UK Border Agency, fire & rescue service, HM Revenue and Customs and the armed forces, have identified as important for their employees to possess. Graduates of the course have taken a lead role in their chosen profession: Police Service, Prison Service, Armed Forces, Probation Services, NHS, Social Services; as well as joining voluntary, education and private sectors.
Links with industries
Lecturers have strong links with the public services and are regularly invited to attend their conferences.