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  • Cost: £32.00

    For many people the internet has made life easier and is an excellent source of information. But it’s important to use the internet safely and protect any device that connects to the internet.

    You may not realise it, but you already have a lot of the skills and intuition to stay safe online. All you have to do is apply the same common sense you use in everyday life. For example, you wouldn’t open your front door and invite a stranger into your home, so it makes sense not to open email attachments from someone you don’t know. Being aware of the risks that come with using the internet and taking steps to avoid them means you can enjoy the internet safely.

    This course looks at some common internet and computer scams, what you can do to protect yourself online, and how you can protect your mobile phone and computer.

    This course consists of the following units:

    • Introduction to Internet Safety
    • Email
    • Spam
    • Phishing
    • What to do if you receive a suspicious email
    • Computer scams
    • Passwords
    • Online shopping and banking
    • Social networking
    • Protecting your computer
    • Glossary
  • It’s important to understand that Cyber Security Awareness is a necessity for everyone in your organisation, not just the IT guys.

    The threats to businesses from international and national organised criminal gangs is greater than it’s ever been before. The reason is simple: attacking their victims has never been easier. Furthermore, despite the ever-increasing reliance on the Internet for business, security doesn’t yet garner the attention it needs.

    This course will cover the following topics:

    • Introduction to Cyber Security Awareness
    • Cyber Security Incidents 2016
    • Password Security
    • Protecting your passwords
    • Beware of social engineering
    • Email Security
    • Protecting yourself from email threats
    • Attachments and hyperlinks
    • Web Browser Security
    • Operating System Security
    • What to do if you are Hacked
    • Detecting the Hackers
    • Smartphone Security
    • Protecting Your Information
    • Information Classification
    • Handling rules for confidential company data
    • Open Wi-Fi Networks
    • Physical Security
    • Social Networking
    • Protecting yourself on Social Media
    • Social Engineering
    • Social Engineering Attacks
    • Advanced Security Concepts
    • The Encryption Process
    • Protective Monitoring
    • Acceptable Use Policy
    • Security Policies – Useful or Not?
  • Cost: £104.00

    This course is designed to provide security officers new to the industry with the basic knowledge to assist them to carry out everyday security tasks.

    Course Content

    • Role and Responsibilities of the Security Officer
    • Searching
    • Patrolling
    • Access Control
    • Fire
    • Security and Emergency Systems
    • Health and Safety
    • The Law
    • Emergencies
    • Communications
    • Customer Care


  • The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision as Door Security Personnel, performing practical security duties and procedures and responding to security situations in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for patrons, staff and members of the public.

    1. Explain the legislation, regulations and standards governing the provision of a private security service to include reference to the Private Security Services legislation, relevant national and international standards and the role of the Private Security Authority
    2. Explain the role of private security services in relation to the role of other agencies which deal with crime prevention
    3. Distinguish between legal codes and practices relating to the role of the Door Security Personnel to include: criminal and civil law, the rights of the individual, health and safety legislation, equality legislation and security industry licensing requirements and relevant national and international standards
    4. Explain the status of representatives of authorised bodies entering premises to include a member of An Garda Siochana, fire officer, customs officer, health and safety Inspector and representatives of the security industry regulatory body
    5. State the principal points of relevant national labour regulations
    6. List a range of personal and professional qualities required of a Door Security Person
    7. Outline relevant health and safety requirements including dealing with fire and fire regulations, and other areas, that relate to the role of the Door Security Person
    8. Explain what is meant by loss prevention and detection
    9. Explain what is meant by reasonable and necessary force
    10. Contrast the role and responsibilities of a Door Security Person employed directly by a client (in-house) and the provision of a contract security service
    11. Explain appropriate conflict resolution techniques for dealing with a range of incidents
    12. Carry out the duties and procedures required of a Door Security Person
    13. Respond appropriately to security incidents and emergencies
    14. Use a variety of supporting security tools and equipment
    15. Complete the various duties involved in the work of a Door Security Person to include the preservation of a scene of crime and the recording of incidents and liaison with appropriate agencies and organisations
    16. Use appropriate communications skills and a range of customer service techniques in a variety of situations in the workplace.
  • Cost: £16.00

    Security Guards direct traffic. This course will cover the correct manner by which to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the proper use of hand signals.

  • Cost: £288.00
    Professional close protection course, for security personnel with serious intention to become a close protection operative.
    During this course you will learn tactical procedures of close protection in European environment.
    Training is aimed on tactical movement of individuals, couples and protection teams, tactical rules and car usage options, and protection planning
    1. Legislation
    2. Roles & Responsibilities of a Close Protection Officer
    3. Managing Risks
    4. Surveillance Technique
    5. Understanding Venue Security Operations
    6. Operational Planning
    7. Teamwork
    8. Interpersonal Skills
    9. Reconnaissance
    10. Foot Drills
    11. Route Planning
    12. Vehicle Movement Tactics
    13. Searching
    14. Conflict Management
  • This course will introduce and define terms associated with workplace violence and harassment. It will also lay the foundations upon which an effective workplace violence, harassment and bullying prevention program can be established.

  • This Retail Security Course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work as a Retail Security Officer performing practical security duties and procedures, to include loss prevention techniques, and responding to security situations, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for staff and member of the public.

  • This Security Supervisor Course is designed to enable people working in the Security Industry to progress to a supervisory level within the industry and take on roles such as Security Team Leader and Security Supervisor. 

    It is aimed at members of the Security Industry working in or aspiring to work in roles within the door, static, retail, event or hotel security sectors.

    General Aims

    • Gain an insight into the Security Industry
    • Understand the principles of customer care
    • Be familiar with site and staff supervisory procedures
    • Acquire communication skills and recognise the importance of effective communication
    • Understand the functions and responsibilities of the team leader
    • Understand the importance of problem recognition and problem solving
    • Recognise the benefits of staff development

    Course Units

    1. The Security Industry
    2. Customer Care
    3. Supervision
    4. Communications
    5. Leadership & Teamwork
    6. Problem Recognition & Solving
    7. Staff Development
  • This course takes a detailed look at Electronic Eavesdropping.

  • This course takes a detailed look at the Security of Vehicles.

  • This course looks at the whole area of Offences against the Person.

  • This course looks at the specific issues and concerns relating to Building Site Security.

  • This course takes a details view of Theft Related Offences.

  • This course takes a detailed look at Evidence & Statements.

  • This course is designed for the business professional and corporate employees who may be at risk from threats of intelligence gathering at home, whilst traveling or in the workplace.

  • Cost: £24.00
    This course provides you with the the information you need to get your CV together and prepare a great cover letter.
  • This demanding Private Investigators Course is designed for those who wish to embark on a career as a Private Investigator. All the required skills in order to work as an Investigator will be taught. The training empowers course participants to start a career in the Private Investigation Industry.

  • The General Security Awareness Training course is a mandatory requirement for anyone needing to be issued with a full pass permitting unescorted access to the Restricted Zone (RZ), excluding persons who are in receipt of directed training (and refresher training as required).

  • This course outlines the duties of a Security Officer during a trade dispute.
  • Cost: £24.00
    This course takes a comprehensive look at the offence of Trespass.
  • This course looks at the use of notebooks for reports and giving evidence in court.
  • In this course we will look at the use of electronic aids in the Security Industry.

  • Essential training for anyone facing a job interview
  • This is course takes a comprehensive look at starting up a business in Ireland.

  • This course considers critical elements of investigative techniques, reports, and procedures.
  • This course aims to raise awareness of Crime Prevention in the Workplace.

  • Cost: £24.00
    This course is suited to anyone who handles or banks cash.
  • This course on Anti-Kidnapping works to educate professionals on the risks of kidnapping and key measures for identifying potential risk of kidnapping and preventing the act.
  • This course looks at the whole area of Questioning Procedure
  • Cost: £40.00
    Risk Management is concerned with the protection and conservation of corporate assets and resources.
  • This course consists of two modules:
    1. Emergency Situations
    2. Emergency Evacuations
  • Cost: £110.00
    This is a comprehensive course for anyone looking to work in Retail Security

  • A Security Manager not only needs the special skills required by his function as head of a security section, you also require the basic skills of a Departmental Manager: -

    • To compete for scarce resources
    • To run an efficient & cost effective department
    • To be able to show that his department is an integral part of the company

    This course provides the essential introduction to the key ideas, techniques and issues that are at the heart of professional security management today. The course provides unique insights and comprehensive coverage of the role, resources, and skills that are central to providing effective security management in the commercial environment.

    This course is best suitable for an individual that has entry level training to the Security Industry done and would like to up-skill to Security Manager Training for vacancies in the corporate market.

    The course is divided into nine accessible, interactive modules and after you have completed the course materials you have to complete an online assessment of ten short answer questions:

    The nine modules are as follows:-

    • Security Manager Profile
    • Financial Considerations of the Security Manager
    • Presenting Proposals
    • Communication
    • Control & Organisation
    • Interviewing
    • Leadership
    • Planning & Problem Solving
    • Motivation & Persuasion
  • Cost: £40.00
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED is the proper design and effective use of a built environment, which can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime. There are reasons why crime occurs at a particular location over and over again. The environment likely contributes to the crime rate. CPTED addresses this by taking away the opportunity for crime, resulting in a reduction in the incidence of crime.

    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

    It is smart planning to anticipate potential crime issues and design new developments in such a way where the opportunity for crime is reduced, resulting in more livable and thriving cities.

    This course provides a step-by-step guide to the principles of CPTED and the process of incorporating it into security planning, projects and initiatives. This course is divided into four units and throughout the course we will examine:

    • CPTED Introduction
    • CPTED Strategy
    • The 3 D’s
    • Rational Choice Theory
    • Situational Crime Prevention
    • CPTED Techniques
    • CPTED & the Design Process
    • Examples of CPTED Strategies
  • Events in the recent past have proven that no country in the world is safe against terrorists. Terrorist attacks can, for whatever motives, occur at any time and at any place. Even the shipping industry cannot escape that fact.

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the international organisation that is responsible for the safety of the shipping industry in general, has issued a number of obligatory regulations and recommendations that constitute a framework within which maritime safety can be improved considerably.

    Maritime Security – ISPS Code Compliance

    These obligatory regulations and recommendations are documented in an international agreement, the International Treaty for the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) and the accompanying code, the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code). This International Ship and Port facility Security Code (ISPS Code) contains detailed security-related requirements for governments, port authorities and shipping companies. It is intended to enable better monitoring of freight flows, to combat smuggling and to respond to the threat of terrorist attacks. Countries that fail to observe the ISPS Code, which took effect by 1 July 2004, risk being excluded from international trade.

    By accentuating the security measures on terminals that apply to international sailing ships of 500 GT or larger, certain requirements with regard to the professional skills of security personnel have been adjusted. To attain this level of knowledge, courses have been developed. The described knowledge level as documented in the ISPS Code is obligatory to be allowed to perform security activities on the terminals as described in the ISPS Code.

    This course provides the specialist education ensuring the knowledge requirement of port facility security personnel as stated in the ISPS Code Part A: art. 18.12.

    This course is 8 hours long and divided into the following units:

    • ISPS Code and legislation
    • Security equipment
    • Checking persons and goods
    • Security plan
    • Identification documents
    • Recognition of weapons and ammunition
    • Communication and dealing with aggression
    • Dangerous commodities
    • Security Threats & Patterns of Terrorism
  • Event Stewarding Training is a short knowledge-based qualification which gives you an introduction to working in the spectator safety industry. You'll gain the knowledge on how to prepare for spectator events, respond to injuries and emergencies, control the entry, exit and movement of spectators, monitor crowds and much more.

    Event Stewarding Training

    If your organisation is running an event or concert, it is imperative that your staff are fully trained in all aspects of safety, crowd control and event management.

    Our training course specialises in the following areas:

    • Introduction to stewarding at spectator events
    • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of stewards and other staff at spectator events
    • Steward preparation at spectator events
    • Checking for and responding to hazards at spectator event venues
    • Controlling the entry, exit and movement of spectators at events
    • Recognising and responding to illegal and prohibited items at spectator events
    • Dealing with challenging customer behaviour at spectator events
    • Recognising and responding to potential crowd problems at spectator events
    • Recognising and responding to illegal and unsociable behaviour at spectator events
    • Responding to injuries and illnesses

    This Event Stewarding Training is divided into six units covering:

    1. The role of the Steward
    2. Maintenance of a safe environment
    3. Searching principles & practice
    4. Identify and deal with hazards
    5. Fire and emergencies
    6. Communications and customer care
  • Once you have completed this course you will be able to explain:

    • What is a tiger kidnap?
    • What are the characteristics of a tiger kidnap?
    • What are the trends associated with tiger kidnap?
    • Who is at risk from a tiger kidnap?
    • What information does the criminal need to know in advance of a tiger kidnap?
    • What is the modus operandi of tiger kidnap?
    • What are the business impacts of tiger kidnap?
    • How can you enhance your domestic and personal security?
    • How can employers enhance their risk management of tiger kidnap?
    • How can we assist the police with this type of crime?
  • This course is 1 hour long and covers the following topics:

    1. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
    2. Employers’ Responsibilities Under the Act
    3. Employees’ Responsibilities Under the Act
    4. Risks, Hazards and Spillages
    5. Risk Assessment
    6. Cost of Accidents
    7. Violence Towards Staff
    8. Safety, Signs and Signals
    9. Manual Handling Operations
    10. RIDDOR
    11. Precautions Against HIV and Hepatitis
    12. Personal Protective Equipment
  • In today’s world terrorism awareness and prevention, coupled with training, is becoming ever more vital. All of us have a part to play in ensuring that our businesses and working environments can continue to operate with a greater degree of safety.

    Terrorism Awareness Training

    This course has been designed to give you an understanding of both the history of terrorism, as well as the factors that drive people to resort to terrorist activity. A key part of the training also focuses on examining the methods and devices that terrorists may employ to achieve their aims.

    This course is divided into three units and throughout the course we will examine:

    • The Definition of Terrorism
    • Types of Terrorism
    • History of Terrorist Attacks
    • Terrorist Organizations
    • What Threatens Security?
    • The Modern Terrorist - Al Qaeda
    • Modus Operandi
    • Surveillance, Intelligence, and Observation
    • Improvised Explosive Devices
    • Bomb Delivery Methods
    • "The Targets Inside the Cities"
    • Future Trends
    • Effective Counter Terrorism Techniques
    • Threat & Risk Management
    • Levels of Threat
    • Handling Bomb Threats
    • Evacuation Planning
    • Search Procedures
    • IED Recognition & Management
  • This course is 1.5 hours long and covers the following topics:

    1. Nature of Fire
    2. Fire Triangle
    3. Fire Progression
    4. Classification of Fire
    5. Types of Fire Extinguishers
    6. Water Filled Extinguishers
    7. Powder Filled Extinguishers
    8. Foam Filled Extinguishers
    9. CO2 Filled Extinguishers
    10. AFFF Filled Extinguishers
    11. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
    12. Key Points for Using Fire Extinguishers
    13. Fire Fighting Equipment
    14. Gas Based Flooding Systems
    15. Dry Riser System
    16. Sprinklers
    17. Foam Flooding System
    18. Actions On Discovering a Fire
  • Cost: £24.00
    This course is 1 hour long and covers the following topics:
    1. Conditions for Searching
    2. The Four P’s Rule
    3. Permission to Search
    4. Types of Search
    5. Personal Search
    6. Searching clothing and bags
    7. Male Search
    8. Female Search
    9. Vehicle Searches
    10. Refusal To Search
    11. Search Register
  • In this course, you will learn the various types of patrol assignments such as foot and mobile patrols. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling. This unit will help you learn how to:
    • Tell why patrols are important;
    • Identify the types of patrols, their importance, and the checks that should be made;
    • Prepare for a patrol;
    • Describe patrolling procedures and techniques;
    • Keep yourself safe while patrolling;
    • Describe and explain clocking procedures;
    • State the equipment required for patrolling;
    • Explain the importance of vigilance and using local and site knowledge when patrolling;
    • Use your powers of observation well.
  • Cost: £24.00
    This unit will help you learn how to:
    • Identify the purposes of access and egress control;
    • Control access in different areas of a site;
    • Use different ways to control access;
    • Identify duties of a security officer when using different methods of access and egress control;
    • State the powers and identification requirements of statutory agencies
  • When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

    • Understand how much is being lost;
    • List who the shoplifters are;
    • Understand why people steal;
    • Outline methods commonly used by shoplifters;
    • Outline actions to prevent or minimise loss;
    • Explain offender apprehension;
    • Deal with offenders;
    • Deal with evidence and the Police;
    • Implement simple security measures.
  • Cost: £40.00
  • Cost: £40.00


  • Cost: £40.00


  • This course has been designed to provide comprehensive training at all levels in security surveying and risk analysis of new and existing assignments.

    Risk Analysis and the Security Survey is divided into four broad subject modules:

    • Identifying risk factors
    • Defining sectors of risk
    • Managing the risk
    • Controlling risks