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Security Studies with Criminology course

At BFEI located in Blackrock,Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Security Studies with Criminology course

Would you like to work as a Security Guard? Do you want to enter a career in the private security industry or Defences services or Prison services? This Security Studies with Criminology Course at BFEI will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to pursue a career in the private security sector or progress to Third level. You will obtain a grounding in the various legal aspects of security while also obtaining your Security Licence under the Private Security Services Act 2004.  You will also qualify as a FAR (First Aid Responder) awarded by PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council).  On successful completion of this course,you will have the skills and qualifications to work in the private security industry and in Retail Security as either Door Security or Static Guarding in both Ireland and abroad.

Course Code SSC
Duration 1 Year - Full time September to May
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours Per Week 20
Timetable Contact 5 Days

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Award in Security Studies (5M2110).
  • Optional training courses are delivered in conjunction with external providers currently the Emergency Services Training Institute, and will incur additional costs and take place during term break.

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 06/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

What Will I Study?

The following modules are covered on the course:

Year 1 Legal Practice and Procedures Security Industry Procedures Safety and Health at Work Retail Security Criminology Door Security Procedures Teamworking Work Experience

What Will I Do?

  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided through the Guidance and Career Service.
  • Workshops
  • Visits to Criminal Courts of Justice.
  • Optional Training*
  • First Aid Responder awarded by PHEEC
  • Door Security Skills (Private Security Authority (PSA) Licence)
  • Security Guarding Skills (PSA Licence)
  • Manual Handling
  • * Optional training courses are delivered in conjunction with external providers currently the Emergency Services Training Institute, and will incur additional costs and take place during term break.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

• Retail Security
• Prison Service
• Armed Forces
• Door Security
• Security Guarding

Progression

PROGRESSION TO FURTHER STUDIES


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart at www.bfei.ie

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Get in touch
+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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