This vocational qualification was developed for those wishing to progress their career. Its purpose is to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge required to assist with the delivery of a professional service.
On successful completion learners will work effectively as a supervisor or team leader in a range of diverse, team-oriented security environments. The skills and knowledge acquired are designed to build on existing experiences and activity of those engaged in the area of operational security.
This vocational qualification is designed to enable learners acquire a range of skills and knowledge and competencies in the field of supervision and team leadership in the security industry.
Programme content is directed towards those currently at operational, team leader or supervisory and those at security officer level seeking to progress their careers.
The recommended total duration of this programme is twelve weeks. Study guidelines are provided to assist learners with study scheduling and project completion.
When stated in terms of hours, learners, depending on their level of knowledge and experience, should consider a commitment of up to 150 hours for study, research and project completion. Learners with extensive experience, knowledge or background in security or any related field may not have to commit to the full duration.
The course is assessed by way of a 3,000 word project; candidates have twelve weeks to complete this project.
A comprehensive manual is provided; this includes a suite of templates. Candidates will also be provided with study and assessment guidelines and a project formatting template.
Successful completion leads to an Advanced Certificate in Security Supervisor Skills. This Certificate is issued by the security industry sector body for education and training, the Security Institute of Ireland.
Established in 1981 the Security Institute of Ireland is the sector body and leading organisation for education, training and certification in the private security industry. The Institute is approved by the state awarding body Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and is registered as an approved provider by the industry regulator the Private Security Authority (PSA).