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This course is designed for those who want to work in the security industry or prepare for application to the police/armed forces/naval service. The course includes the modules required for basic licencing (PSA) coupled with a whole range of security related subjects and skills.

Cork College of Commerce, as part of the Cork ETB, is an accredited training provider for the Private Security Authority of Ireland (PSA)– under strict laws regarding the licensing process in the private security industry.

Fiona McGuinness
Tel: (021) 4223832

1 year

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies 5M2110

QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression

PSA Licence

Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)

€500 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)

  • Criminology 5N2107
  • Door Security Procedures 4N1114
  • Guarding Skills 4N1118
  • Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394
  • Retail Security 5N1777
  • Safety & Health at Work 5N1794
  • Security Industry Procedures 5N1785
  • Word Processing 5N1385
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4 (note: students who wish to progress to policing require passes in LC Maths and English) For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

  • Two week work placement
  • Safe Pass Certification (optional)
  • PSA license
  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Court visits
  • Site visits
  • First Aid Workshop
  • Common Purpose Pitstop Leadership programme for selected students
  • Workshops on Security Technology, self defense
  • Manual Handling Training and Certification

CCOC QQI Advanced Certificate in Security Operations 6M4980.
CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Event Management (Business) 6M4985.

Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.

The course meets the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. Career opportunities exist is every area of the private security industry. Employers in the industry specifically seek us out in the college in order to recruit and employ our graduates. The course is also designed for students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defense Forces, Prison Services or the Fire Services. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

I loved my marketing and event management course in CCOC. It is a great college where you get a lot of support and help from your tutors. It gave me the confidence to pursue higher education, which I am currently studying a degree in Marketing and Multimedia at the University of Roehampton.

Angela Eninš, Marketing and Event Management 2015

I am a 26 year old qualified accountant working in Quintas Partners in Cork City, I have this week took a senior accountant role within this firm which will give me the platform to progress in my career and achieve my goals I set in 2007 when I started my journey in Cork College of Commerce.

Don Broderick, Accountant, Quintas Partners

CCOC provided me with the encouraging, supportive & motivating environment I needed to excel in my studies & progress to UWSTD where I completed my Marketing degree with just one further year study there. The high marks I received in my degree was testament to the three years I spent in CCOC being constantly challenged & supported by brilliant teachers, as is my job as a Marketing Executive.  The personal approach was one of my best aspects, everyone’s needs were catered for individually and there was no “one size fits all” attitude.

Teresa Lenane, Graduate of University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea
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