FAQ – Police & Security Studies

Do we get a Security License at the end of the course?2022-04-11T22:03:01+01:00

The college does not award licenses. If you successfully complete the required modules students can apply for a Security License from the PSA.

How many people are likely to be in my class?2022-04-11T22:01:40+01:00

There are usually between 20-30 students assigned to a class-group, but it depends on demand each year.

How many days per week is the full-time course?2022-04-11T22:00:13+01:00

For the full-time day course, teaching occurs from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and from 9.00am to 2.00pm on Fridays. Classes are of one hour duration.

However, class timetables vary and may be scheduled over 3, 4 or 5 days. Starting times may be later than 9.00am and finishing times may be earlier than 5.00pm.

Individual class timetables are not available until Induction (usually 1st or 2nd week in September.

Is this course a full-time day course online or in-person?2022-04-11T21:57:34+01:00

This course is a full-time day course. It is delivered on-site within the classroom. It is not delivered online.

Is Work Experience/Placement organised by the College or do I have to find my own?2022-04-11T22:03:29+01:00

Work Experience/Placement is mandatory for this course. Students are generally required to source their own work placement. It is for 2 weeks usually in December (will be confirmed at the start of the year)

When do exams take place?2022-04-11T22:02:06+01:00

Normally exams take place at the end of the academic year – end of April/beginning of May. However, some exams do occur during the academic year. There are also assignments/projects/Skills tests done throughout the year.

How long is the full-time day course?2022-04-11T22:00:42+01:00

The duration of the full-time day course is one academic year, typically form mid-September until mid-May. The college closes for Mid-term, Christmas and Easter holidays as determined by the Department of Education and Skills.

Is there an interview for this course?2022-04-11T22:06:13+01:00

There is no interview. After you apply you will be sent an Application Form to fill out and return. You may be offered a place, but this place is conditional on meeting the course requirements.

Does the course offer a Student Visa for International Students?2022-04-11T22:04:03+01:00

No. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they meet Immigration and Visa requirements prior to applying for a place on a course. Post Leaving Certificate courses, such as this HCA course, are not eligible to obtain a study visa to enter the state. Further details are available at www.icosirl.ie

Upon completion of the course and the successful achievement of the Certificate in Security Studies, where can employment be secured?2022-04-11T22:02:35+01:00

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. The course is also designed for students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, Prison Services or the Fire Services.

What are the fees for this course?2022-04-11T22:01:13+01:00

€300 including QQI examination fees (€50) Medical card holders exempt from the €50. NON- EU FEE €3,654 + course fees above.

Is there a part-time course?2022-04-11T22:06:24+01:00

There is no part time course. The Night College offers many modules. Details regarding the night courses may be found at https://ccocnightcollege.ie and the email address nightcollege@ccoc.ie may be of assistance also.

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