Security & Criminology

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies – 5M2110.

Become PSA licensed under the Private Security Services Act 2004 – and work immediately in the security industry as either door supervisor (licensed premises) and security guard (static).

With Mallow College’s QQI certified academic qualification, including security and criminology, open a path to progression to institutes of technology across Ireland.

Security classes in Mallow College add to their academic work with team-building exercises and events, self-defence training, practical work experience, and have a valued tradition as a part of the team during College public events and open days.

Think about a future in a wide range of security services – strengthen your application for airport police, the defence Forces, emergency and security services or in An Garda Síochána.


Applications are now open, and free. CAO points not required. Grant and Social Welfare funding available. To apply online now for September 2017/18 you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Security Studies.


Contact us at security@mallowcollege.ie for help and more information.

Career Prospects

  • Airport police. +
  • Defence forces. +
  • Fire services. +
  • Prison services. +
  • Private security industry. +
  • Security systems and procedures. +

Course Contents

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

One year. Full-time.

Erasmus+

30 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ in Techniczne Zakłady NaukoweDąbrowa Górnicza, Poland, for 2 weeks from the 12th of February 2018. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College.

Progressions

Use your full QQI award to advance your career in security and progress to Mallow College’s advanced certificate in Security Operations & Management. Alternatively, apply through the CAO for degrees in Institutes of Technology across Ireland. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow College qualification go to mallowcollege.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.

Costs

Contact Us

Email us at security@mallowcollege.ie.