How long does it take to complete security training courses?
You can complete your combined security course online in 8 days.
You can complete a guarding skills course online in 6 days.
All programmes are delivered online via Zoom and can be completed form the comfort of your own home. Sessions take place from 12:00 to 17:00 each day.
Do you accept Social welfare funding for security?
How do I get a security licence in Ireland?
- 1. Complete a training course with a Private Security Authority (PSA) approved training provider. (ICSE are an approved training provider)
- 2. When you receive your results from your training provider you can apply to the Private Security Authority for a licence
- 3. Apply online at www.psa.gov.ie
- 4. After you apply and pay the licence fee you receive an application pack in the post from the PSA
- 5. Sign the application pack and return with the required identity documents and a copy of your training course results. (You may also need overseas criminal clearance at this point)
- 6. After the PSA process your returned application you are sent an online invitation to complete Garda vetting through their online system.
- 7. Once Garda vetting is complete a licence decision will be taken and if successful you will receive your licence in the post within several weeks of completing vetting.
What qualifications do you need to be a security guard in Ireland?
You need a QQI Level 4 Minor Award in Guarding Skills (Sometimes called Static Guarding) to become a security guard in Ireland.
You need a QQI Level 4 Award in Door Security Procedures to become a door supervisor in Ireland.
You can complete both of these awards in a combined programme with ICSE to increase your chances of employment. ICSE offers both of these programmes every week online via our virtual classroom.
Both courses can only be completed through a QQI approved training centre who are also approved the Private Security Authority. ICSE are approved by both QQI and the PSA to deliver security training programmes.
Which security course should I complete in Ireland?
How much does a security guard make in Ireland?
It’s been a very long time since I sat in a classroom, and then it wasn’t a great experience for me. To be honest I’m nervous about going on a course. What help can you give me?
I haven’t used zoom before, is it difficult?
Our online training programmes are delivered using the Zoom platform to host our virtual classroom. Zoom is the easiest and most user-friendly platform we have found.
All you need to do is click on the link we send you to gain access to the classroom. There is no need to install or download any software. Prior to attending your course, you will attend a pre-course interview where your tutor will show you how to use Zoom and answer any questions you have to ensure you get the most form the platform during your training sessions. We have worked with learners from 18 to 70 years old! Regardless of your previous experience with computers we have no doubt that you will quickly understand how it all works and we provide constant and continual support should you need it.
I have learning difficulties, what help can you give me?
What level of English do I need to attend a security course in Ireland?
You require B2 Level in English to attend a security training course online with ICSE. This means that you must be able to speak, read and write at an Intermediate Level in English. This is to ensure not just that you gain the most from the training but that once qualified you will be enable you to work confidently with the public. If you are unsure about your English level, we strongly recommend that you confirm your English level prior to enrolling on a programme.
You can check your English level online here
As part of your pre course interview you may be asked to undertake an individual English language assessment prior to be starting the programme.
Where can I work as a security guard in Ireland?
- Corporate security (technology companies etc)
- Retail security
- Industrial security
- Construction sites (Safe Pass required)
- Hospital security
With a Door Supervision licence a person may work in a variety or roles involving the service of alcohol or food. Venues may include:
- Large indoor and outdoor concerts
- Large indoor and outdoor sporting events
- Pubs and late bars
- Hotel Security
- Restaurants and fast-food venues
We recommend learners completing both programmes and gaining both licences together as it widens your employment choices. Remember the licences currently last for three years. Even if your main job is working in static security most of us earn additional income working at concerts, sporting events, St. Patricks day parades, Christmas parties, etc. You will definitely be offered additional work over the three years so it makes sense to get both qualifications now!