Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies
QQI Code: 5M2110
Duration: 1 Year
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
Infection Prevention and Control
Legal Practice and Procedure
Patient Moving and Handling
Safety and Health at Work
Security Industry Procedures
Occupational First Aid
Graduates of this course will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be eligible to apply for work in a specialised custodial or healthcare setting but they will also have necessary core skills to work as a security officer in any traditional settings.
Further study may lead graduates to a career in facilities management or into management and administrative roles within services such as the national ambulance service, the fire service, local government and the prison service.
At Cavan Institute: : Graduates of this course may progress to the QQI level 6 course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) or the Health Services Supervisory Management course also at level 6. Both course are available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).