Drogheda Institute of Further EducationPre-Garda and Security Studies

Pre-Garda and Security Studies

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This level 5 course prepares students for a career in the security industry. The course meets the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. It is particularly relevant for students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, the Prison Service, the Naval Service and the Private Security Industry.

Course Content

  • Criminology
  • Door Security Procedures
  • Guarding Skills
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Retail Security
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Security Industry Procedures
  • Substance Use -Issues for Youthwork
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • PHECC First Aid Response


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies – 5M2110.

Progression Options

  • An Garda Síochána
  • Defence Forces
  • The Prison Service
  • The Naval Service
  • Private Security Industry
  • Graduates from this course may progress to a range of degree courses

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