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Security Operations - Advanced Cert

Course Code(s):  6M4980 SM6
QQI Award Code:  6M4980 Security Operations
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4980 SM6
QQI Award Code 6M4980 Security Operations
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to develop the learners understanding of Security Business Management and acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently or at supervisory level in the security industry.

It also prepares learners for a career at Management level in other business sectors. Successful completion will assist those intending to apply to the Garda Reserve, An Garda Sochana, and the Defence Forces.

What will you Study?

Crime Prevention
Business Management
Supervisory Security Management
Customer Service
Entrepreneurial Skills
Personal and Professional Development
Communications
Conflict Management
Spreadsheet Methods
Word Processing
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CSOAX 6M4980

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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 (Voluntary)  
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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