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Course Code: 5M2110

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




QQQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies


This course is aimed at preparing students for a career in the security industry. The course has been designed to meet 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.

Progression and Career 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 programmes in:

  • TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus
  • TU Dublin City Campus
  • LIT
  • WIT
  • DKIT
  • Carlow IT


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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