Security Studies

Templemore College of Further Education


Course Name Security Studies
Course Provider Templemore College of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Tipperary ETB
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Course Code 5M2110
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Templemore
Course Content This is a one year full-time course which involves classroom, fieldwork and work placement education and training. It provides students with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for employment in the security industry.
FET Code 5M2110 - Security Studies
Duration 1 year

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Two week block in January. Students must hand in letter of confirmation from their proposed security organization regarding their two week work experience placement prior to commencement of course. Students will also carry out securi...

Course Fee Fees
There is a total cost of €650 for this course. It is broken down as follows:

- Student Services €195 (This consists of a student services fee of €160 and a non-refundable deposit of €35,

- Department of Education & Skills(unless holder of Medical Card) €200,

- QQI Exam Fees €50 (unless medical card holder)

- Occupational First Aid

- Uniform (Jumper and High Vis Jacket)

- Security Training Manual
Financial Support The range of financial support available to students intending to attend Further Education includes: Maintenance Grant Scheme, Special Rates of Maintenance Grants, and Fund for Students with
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VTOS - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
To be eligible you must be over 21 years, and 6 months in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. This grant may include the cost of some books, lunch and travel expenses.
Interview 1st round of interviews for all courses is in May 2018. Final round is at the end of August for remaining places.
Application Date

All students are now encouraged to apply on-line where possible. However if you wish to complete a paper copy please contact the College. Closing date for the receipt of first round applications is Wednesday 25th April 201...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Courses commence in Early September each year.
Application Fee A non refundable administration fee of €10 applies to all applications.
Subjects Taught Main Areas Of Study
Legal Practice and Procedures
Security Industry Procedures
Safety and Health at Work
Work Experience
Door Security Procedures
Guarding Skills
Occupational First Aid
Conflict Resolution
Mature Entry Places Mature students are welcome on all courses.
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements:
Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent educational qualification or previous work experience in the security industry.

Garda Vetting:
All students on the Security Studies course must receive Garda Vetting. Without this, students will not be allowed on work placement and therefore will not be able to complete the course.
Careers or Further Progression Education Progression and Higher Education Links
Successful completion of Security Studies QQI Level 5 (minimum of 3 distinctions) provides entry to QQI Level 6 Security Operations and Administration and Higher Education provided in Templemore College. Graduates from the course are qualified to register with the Private Security Authority, established under the Private Security Services Act (2004).
Further Enquiries PLC Co-Ordinator
Phone: 0504 31007
Fax: 0504 31544
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