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PSA Security Guarding Skills


The Guarding Skills Training Course (QQI 4N1114) is required for a Basic Guarding Licence with the Private Security Authority (PSA).

This course certifies the security operatives for operations in factories, retail, hospitals, building sites and compounds (Safe pass also needed), monitoring, cash in transit, key holding and response, nightclubs, pubs, hotels, large concerts and sporting events, balls and more.

Course content discusses skills, knowledge and theory required by participants to prepare them for working as a security officer within all aspects of fixed location security operations. It is also the entry level qualification for cash-in-transit employees.

psa security guarding skills


Course Duration

Both current QQI level 4 courses are comprised of 100 hours learning. Of this, 30 hours is direct contact between the trainer and learner in a class room setting. The balance (over 70 hours) is provided to you, the learner, to study at home in your own time and at your own pace. On examining both the current training programmes the Private Security Authority (PSA) found that as a minimum 80% of the courses are actually the same. For example fire safety, health and safety, relevant legislation, etc. are covered on both courses.

This programme is delivered through a blended learning approach with a total of 5 days direct contact between trainer and student over two weeks. This course duration allows the participants the correct amount of time to complete the required self-directed aspect of the programme. Participants are also required to complete some pre-course work, practice, study and reflection but nothing too taxing so don’t worry about it we are always on hand to help you through the process!


Guarding Skills Course Accreditation

This course is accredited by QQI and successful candidates attain a QQI level 4 minor award in Guarding Skills.


Book online now by using our contact form page. You can also call us on 087 644 4497 to discuss any aspect with us.


Max participants: 20


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