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Security Studies

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Security Studies

Course Code: CI061SS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies
QQI Code: 5M2110
Duration: 1 Year
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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course prepares students for employment in the highly specialised security industry. It provides students with an introduction to the different sectors within the security industry in Ireland. Throughout their period of training, students complete work placements with recognised security companies at music concerts, sporting events and other public events. This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, Prison Service or Emergency Services. This course involves a focus on the academic skills required for a career in the security sector.

Course Content
Communications
Criminal Law and Security Procedures
Criminology
Customer Service
Occupational First Aid
Retail Security
Safety and Health at Work
Security Industry Procedures
Word Processing
Work Experience
Guarding Skills

Career Opportunities
This course has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, Prison Services or the Private Security Industry.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to a level 6 course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates 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).
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