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Security Studies & Legal Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2110
QQI Award Code:  5M2110 Security Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Conleth's Community College

St. Conleth's Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year course leading to a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies is designed to prepare students for employment in the security industry.

Students will be encouraged to sit entrance exams for the Garda, Prison Service and Defence Forces. The security studies award is a valuable addition to those who are preparing to join An Garda Sochna, The Defence Forces or the Prison Service. It will also benefit those seeking to set up their own security business or work in the business.

What will you Study?

Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
Guarding Skills
Door Security Procedures
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Computer Applications / Information Technology
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CSSXX 5M2110

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Garda / Trainee   Garda Reserve (Voluntary)  
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Related Career Sectors

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Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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