Security Studies (Security Studies)

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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies – 5M2110.

Become PSA licensed under the Private Security Services Act 2004 – and work immediately in the security industry as either door supervisor (licensed premises) and security guard (static).

With Mallow Campus’s QQI certified academic qualification, including security and criminology, open a path to progression to institutes of technology across Ireland.

Security classes in Mallow Campus add to their academic work with team-building exercises and events, self-defence training, practical work experience, and have a valued tradition as a part of the team during College public events and open days.

Think about a future in a wide range of security services – strengthen your application for airport police, the defence Forces, emergency and security services or in An Garda Síochána.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies – 5M2110.
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus.
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees  
Contact info@mallowcampus.ie or call 022-43309
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.


Career Prospects

  • Airport police. +
  • Defence forces. +
  • Fire services. +
  • Prison services. +
  • Private security industry. +
  • Security systems and procedures. +

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Security Industry Procedures

5N1785

15

Work Experience

5N1356

15

Communications

5N0690

15

Retail Security

5N1777

15

Conflict Resolution

5N0692

15

Safety and Health at Work

5N1794

15

Criminology

5N2107

15

Legal Practice & Procedures

5N1394

15

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 

Erasmus+

50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

Progressions

Use your full QQI award to advance your career in security and progress to Mallow Campus’s advanced certificate in Security Operations & Management. Alternatively, apply through the CAO for degrees in Institutes of Technology across Ireland. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow Campus qualification go to mallowcampus.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO