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Security Operations

Course Code(s):  6M4980
QQI Award Code:  6M4980 Security Operations
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a Security Supervisor in the industry. As part of their course work students complete two days work experience in a supervisory capacity with recognised security companies. Students should hold or have applied for a security licence.

What will you Study?

Students are trained in the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies required to secure employment as a Security Supervisor. As part of this course, learners are required to participate in a work placement in a supervisory capacity with one of a number of recognised security companies. Students must hold or must have applied for a security licence.

This course is of particular interest to those interested in a joining An Garda Síochána, Defence Forces or the prison services.

Crime Prevention
Supervisory Security Management
Business Management
Customer Service
Work Practice
Safety Management
Event Management
Communications
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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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   Army Apprentice  
Private Investigator   Pathologist  
Forensic Scientist   Firefighter  
Fire Officer   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Army Recruit   Air Corps Cadet - Pilot  
Garda / Trainee   Garda Reserve (Voluntary)  
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)

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