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Cavan Institute
Healthcare Security Officer

This specialised Healthcare Security Officer course is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and it has been developed in conjunction with St. James' Hospital and SAR Security Solutions.

Healthcare Security Officer


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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this Healthcare Security Officer 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. 


Graduates of this course in Healthcare Security Officer 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).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this Healthcare Security Officer 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. 


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies.


Course Fees





Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies.

Guarding Skills

Infection Prevention and Control

Safety and Health at Work

Work Experience

Retail Security

Care Skills

Legal Practice and Procedure

Security Industry Procedures

Elder Abuse

Patient Moving and Handling

Conflict Resolution


Occupational First Aid

About This Course

This course enables the student to develop the skills required to carry out a security function in a healthcare setting such as a hospital, nursing home, clinic or primary care centre. The role of security officer in a healthcare setting merges the skills of a conventional security officer with specific additional skills that would be essential to work in a healthcare setting. As well as a structured programme of induction at St. James' Hospital this course features work experience at the hospital as well as on the job training in new generation technologies by SAR Security.

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