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Cavan Institute
Private Security and Policing Studies

Private Security and Policing Studies prepares students for employment in the highly specialised security industry.

Private Security and Policing Studies

5M2110

Course Fees

€840

This course 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 Private Security and Policing Studies course is of particular rel­evance to students who are in­terested in a career in An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces, Prison Service or Emergency Services. This course involves a focus on the academic skills and personal qualities required for a career in the se­curity sector.

About This Course

Course Content

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 course in Private Security and Policing Studies 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).

Career Opportunities

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

Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies.

5M2110

5M2110

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies.

Communications                                                              

Criminology                                                                    

Retail Security                                           

Word Processing                 

Guarding Skills

Customer Service

Safety and Health at Work

Criminal Law and Security Procedures

Occupational First Aid

Security Industry Procedures

Work Experience

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