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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Security Studies with Criminology


Course Code(s):  5M2110 SM5
QQI Award Code:  5M2110 Security Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to prepare learners with the necessary qualifications to work in the security industry. Learners will complete modules which meet the requirements for licensing in both Door Security Procedures and Guarding Services.

Throughout their training, learners will complete work placement with recognised security companies. Graduates of this course may progress to the Advanced Level 6 course in Security Operations at DFEi.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Criminology
Door Security Procedures
Customer Service
Security Industry Procedures
Legal Practice and Procedures
Safety and Health at Work
Intruder Alarm and Access Control
Work Experience
Communications
Word Processing

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
IT Security Specialist   Forensic Pathologist  
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Garda Reserve   Coastguard  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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