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CRH plc

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  Claire Hanrahan

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.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Security and Crimonology

Course Code(s):  5M2110
QQI Award Code:  5M2110 Security Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2110
QQI Award Code 5M2110 Security Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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
Conflict Resolution
Door Security Procedures
Guarding Skills
Event Management
Criminology 5N2107
Communications 5N0690
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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CSSXX 5M2110

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Police & Security Studies Cork College of Commerce 
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Security Operations & Management Mallow College of Further Education 

Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
IT Security Specialist   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Insurance Loss Assessor   Insurance Loss Adjuster  
Forensic Pathologist   Private Investigator  
Forensic Scientist   Pathologist  
Fire Officer   Army Recruit  
Firefighter   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Air Corps Cadet - Pilot   Garda Reserve  
Garda   Coastguard  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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