Security Studies & Business


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Please note that an application fee applies; this fee is to cover administration costs.

Interviews will be held in April / May
Applicants will be contacted in due course

Security Studies – 5M2110.

About the Course:

This one-year course is a perfect foundation for those interested in pursuing a career with An Garda Síochána, The Defence Forces, or the Prison Service. It will also benefit those seeking to work in the security industry and those who wish to set up their own security business. Upon completing this course, students are eligible to become Private Security Authority (PSA) licensed under the Private Security Services Act 2004.

What you will study?

  1. Career Guidance
  2. Communications
  3. Computer Applications
  4. Criminology
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Health and Safety
  7. Information Technology
  8. Legal Practice and Procedures
  9. Security Industry Procedures
  10. Work Experience

***Work experience is an integral part of this course – Students participate effectively in a work experience placement to gain experience/insight into working in the Security Industry.***


Higher Education Progression:

The following Higher Education courses can be accessed through the CAO following completion of this course and meeting the minimum HEI requirements. These courses include and are not limited to:

  • MH101 Arts with Criminology, Maynooth University,
  • MH502 BCL Law (Law and another subjects–options),Maynooth University,
  • CK113 Criminology, University College Cork,
  • SE406 Criminal Justice Studies (Waterford Campus) SETU,
  • SE606 Cyber Crime and IT Security (Carlow Campus) SETU.

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities. *Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Cert/equivalent.
  • Leaving Cert applied with Distinctions.
  • Mature Students are welcome.

However, applicants who do not possess the educational requirements but with a particular interest or experience in this work area will be considered. All applicants will be interviewed.


  • Online Click Here!
  • OR Contact 045 431417 school office

Please note application fee applies, this fee is to cover administration costs.

Security Student - Testimonial

Hi, my name is Arian Haliti, I’m currently a student on the Security, Criminology and Legal studies course 2023/24, in St. Conleth’s Community College. During the course, I participated in fun activities including a trip to Newbridge Garda Station, a self-defense workshop, and PSA training which allowed me to become PSA licensed under the Private Security Services Act 2004.

My favorite module on the course was Criminology as we learned about the criminal justice system and different types of illegal substances. I would highly recommend this course as I have learned valuable knowledge and experiences. I have also made great friends and memories along the way. I look forward to the future, working in the security industry,

Arian Haliti, class of 2023/24.

Sep 11
PLC Induction Week
Information meeting for the Further Education Wider Options Course
Second year business class have been involved in a number of visits to the Kerry facility in Naas to learn about food science, business and the variety of careers available in such a company.
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