Pre-Garda & Security Studies

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Course Content

P r e - G a r d a a n d S e c u r i t y S t u d i e s
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminology
  • Communications
  • Security Industry Procedures
  • Retail Security
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Outdoor Leadership and Safety

Course Description

This is the perfect course for anyone inspired to join the Garda Síochána, defence forces, security organisations or those going on to further studies in criminology, law or related degrees. With specialist content around conflict resolution, criminology, legal studies and fitness, this comprehensive course will enhance both your study & career opportunities.


Career Opportunities

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in locations such as:

Security Guard | Security Technician | Retail Security Officer | Security Administrator | Sports Stadium Steward | Private Security | Door Security Staff | Apply for entry to An Garda Síochána, Prison Services and the Defence Forces


Budget 2023 announced funding for 1,000 new Gardaí

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

The Garda College, Templemore | B.A. in Applied Policing | Level 8
Maynooth University | Law and Criminology | Level 8
UCC | Criminology | Level 8
TU Dublin | DNA and Forensic Analysis | Level 8
GMIT | Forensic Science and Analysis | Level 8
Maynooth University | Arts – Criminology | Level 8
WIT | Computer Forensics and Security | Level 8
LKIT | Law with Criminal Justice | Level 7

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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