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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the security industry. The course material provides an introduction to the relevant areas of the industry in Ireland. An integral part of the course is the work placement, giving students on-the-job experience. This course can be a valuable addition to those who may apply to join An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces or the Prison Services. It has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry. Under the Private Security Services Act 2004 all security personnel are required to register and obtain a licence. Students who pass Basic Guarding, Security Industry Awareness and Door Security Procedures may apply for a Security licence under the Private Security Services Act 2004.

What will you Study?

Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Door Security Procedures
Crisis Prevention
Guarding Skills
Communications 5N0690
First Aid
Customer Service 5N0972
Conflict Resolution
Self Defence
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.

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CSSXX 5M2110

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