Course Outline:

This course provides students with an introduction to the different sectors of the security industry in Ireland. This 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. As part of the work experience module, students complete work placements with recognised security companies.

Course Content:

  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Retail Security 5N1777
  • Conflict Resolution 5N0692
  • Behavioural Studies 5N1351

Course Duration

This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.

Careers and Progression:

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO for entry to year one of a range of related higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institu­tion regarding local eligibility requirements).

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 Síochana, the Defence Forces, Prison Services or the Private Security Industry.

Fees

Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A Student Services fee of €100 also applies.

Detailed Course Outline:

Safety and Health at Work

The aim of this module is to provide students with the competence and knowledge to provide and maintain a safe working environment.

Security Industry Procedures

This module provides students with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in the security industry as a security officer performing practical security duties and procedures, and responding to security situations in a variety of settings.

Retail Security

The retail security module gives students the necessary skills to work as a Retail Security Officer performing practical security duties and procedures, and responding to security situations, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for staff and members of the public.

Conflict Resolution

Students will learn to understand and resolve situations of conflict that arise in personal, social and work life, in a work environment operating independently while under general direction.

Behavioural Studies

Behavioural studies allows students to develop an understanding and ability to predict behaviour within a range of social, cultural and organisational contexts.  The module covers the theories, principles and concepts underpinning behavioural studies.

Work Experience

Work Experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain work experience placement themselves.

Communications

 

 

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