Course Description

Security Studies and Criminology

Security Studies and Criminology is a course run by Dunboyne College of Further Education, Meath. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 1 year. Security Studies and Criminology gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Security Studies and Criminology at Dunboyne College of Further Education, please review the details below.

This Security Studies with Criminology Course at DCFE will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to pursue a career in the private security industry and in Retail Security as either Door Security or Static Guarding in both Ireland and abroad or progress to Third level.
The course provides students with an introduction to the different sectors within the security industry in Ireland.
Throughout their period of training, students complete work placements with recognised security companies at
music concerts, sporting events and other public events.
This course is also of relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defense
Forces, Prison Service or Emergency Services. You will obtain a grounding in the various legal aspects of security.
Successful achievement of the security modules will enable you to meet part of the requirements for a security license as required under the Private Security Services Act. You will also qualify as a First Aid Responder (FAR) which is awarded by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Legal Practice and Procedures
• Safety and Health at Work
• Security Industry Procedures
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Retail Security
• Criminal Law and Security Procedures
• Criminology
• Word Processing
• Door Security Procedures*
• Guarding Skills*
* Level 4

• Level 5 Security Studies

Apply directly at

The Security Studies and Criminology course at Dunboyne College of Further Education is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Start Date17/09/2024
Course End Date23/05/2025
Course Duration1 year
Entry RequirementsENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Carear PathGraduates who successfully complete the security modules can use their results as part of their application for a security license which is a requirement for employment as a security officer. Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one on a range of Level 7 and Level 8 programmes including Business and Legal Studies in a variety of third level universities. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: NUIM: MH101 Arts with Legal Studies / Business (Level 8, 3 years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU902 Business (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU670 Business (Level 6, 2 Years)
Phone(01) 802 6577
Course Code5M2110
For more information about Dunboyne College of Further Education, please visit our College page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Dunboyne College of Further Education
Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Cookie Information, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I agree to join the community.


Dunboyne College of Further Education
Dunboyne Business Park
Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath
Visit Website