Security Institute of Ireland

Established in 1981, The SII (Security Institute of Ireland) is the Security Industry’s Sectoral Body. It is responsible for Education, Course Development, Training, Certification and liaison with the National Regulatory Authorities within different jurisdictions.

Our Courses

The Security Institute of Ireland offers a range of Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma courses.

Our recognised courses will help you gain a new qualification, up-skill and progress in your career. Undertaking a course of study can assist you in obtaining a job in front-line services and enable you deliver exceptional and professional service.

All our courses are carefully developed in consultation with industry stakeholders. Extensive national and international research is also carried out to ensure that course content is relevant to the participants, the industry and


Online Learning

Research indicates that on-line courses are a more convenient method of learning, providing candidates with 24 hour access to materials, meaning they can fit their coursework around their current schedule and work at their own pace, without the constraints of normal classroom learning.

This provides candidates with an alternative to traditional courses, allowing them to maintain work and family commitments while studying. Online courses are also a more cost effective way of learning, including savings on travel and accommodation expenses.

All our online courses use the same content, supporting materials and assessment requirements as the classroom-based courses, maintaining the same high standards and integrity of the qualifications.


The Security Institute is a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Quality Assured Education Centre and is on the National Training Authority’s Enterprise Ireland National Training Register.