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Healthcare Security

Course Description

Designed for those who wish to work in the security industry particularly in the healthcare area.  The course includes the modules required for basic licensing (PSA). 

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Security Industry Procedures
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Retail Security
  • Behavioural Studies

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers.

Career Opportunities

The qualification can be used to progress to certificate and degree programmes in IT's and Universities. Successful students will satisfy PSA qualifying criteria for certain licences which will enable students to work in some parts of the security industry.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies (5M2110)

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