QQI LEVEL 5
This is a one year course which provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the specialised security industry. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.
Entrants should be of leaving certificate standard or equivalent. However those who do not possess the educational requirements but who have a particular interest or experience in this area will be considered. Mature students without formal qualifications are welcome.
A total of 120 credits are required for the certificate. The following components will be offered.
- Legal practice and procedures
- Security industry procedures
- Safety and health at work
- Work experience
- Door security procedures
- Occupational first aid
- Retail security
- Conflict resolution
A registration fee of 200 Euros is payable by all entrants to plc courses in Ireland. Those with a medical card or a maintenance grant do not have to pay this registration fee. Maintenance grants or Back to Education allowances are available for eligible students. A student service charge of €75 is payable by all students.
Work experience is an integral element of this course. Participants are required to attend work experience one day every week in a relevant vocational setting.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be awarded a QQI Level 5 certificate. Course assessment is based on a mixture of continuous assessment and examination.
QQI certification is a nationally recognised Award. Successful participants can apply for employment in a variety of security industries. It is beneficial for those hoping for a career in the defence forces or the Guards; successful applicants will have the chance to apply for membership of the security institute and to apply for a licence for door security work.
FURTHER EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME
Participants can progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and to Universities via higher education links scheme on obtaining a full award.