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The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.
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|QQI Award Code:||5M2110 Security Studies|
|QQI Award Code||5M2110 Security Studies|
This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the private security industry, Airport Police, Defence Forces, emergency and security services or in An Garda Sochna. This course has a focus on delivering intellectual knowledge on crime and the security industry in Ireland. MCFE, as part of the Cork ETB, is an accredited training provider for the Private Security Authority of Ireland (PSA) under strict laws regarding the licensing process in the private security industry.
The course also provides security & criminology students with opportunities to progress in their education to degree courses in UCC, CIT and various other third level institutions.
What will you Study?
Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Door Security Procedures
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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