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Cavan Institute

Security Operations and Administration


Security Operations and Administration

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Security Studies (or Equivalent). Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can dem­onstrate industry experience.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) have found employment in the private security industry, with the Prison Service, the Defence Forces or progressed to training with An Garda Síochána. Graduates will also have acquired the skills to work in a range of contexts including facilities management, event management and hos­pitality. This Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) course has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. Potential students are advised to hold or have applied for the security licence required under the Pri­vate Security Services Act 2004.


Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree pro­grammes at Institutes of Tech­nology and Universities (please check with the particular institu­tion regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Law with Criminal Justice (Level 7) ATU Letterkenny.

  • Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management (Level 7) - National   Maritime College of Ireland.

  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety and Health - ATU Sligo.

  • Security and Risk Management (MSc) - University of Leicester UK.

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Security Operations

  • Business Law

  • Customer Service

  • Word Processing

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Work Practice

  • Crime Prevention

  • Supervisory Security Management

  • Safety Management

About This Course

This course is of par­ticular relevance to students who are interested in a career at management level in the security industry. As part of the Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) course, students complete an extended period of work place­ment in a supervisory capacity with recognised companies. In order to complete this element of the course, potential students  are advised to hold or have applied for the security licence required under the Private Security Services Act 2004.

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