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The list below shows our next ten combined door and guarding skills courses. Find more courses, dates and locations using our course finder at the bottom of the page

Both Door & Guarding (QQI Level 4)

330per person

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Guarding Skills Course

ICSE guarding skills security courses

Among the most popular of our courses, the Guarding Skills Training Course (QQI 4N1114) is mandatory in order to apply for a Basic Guarding Licence with the Private Security Authority (PSA).

We are the largest and most experienced provider of security training in Ireland and over 10,000 people have qualified by taking our award winning training programmes.

Due to the very high quality of our courses our graduates are in demand and are available to work as security operatives in factories, retail, hospitals, building sites and compounds (Safe pass needed), monitoring, cash in transit, key holding and response, nightclubs, pubs, hotels, large concerts and sporting events, balls and more.

Get Trained, Get Licensed & Start Working!

This course covers the skills, knowledge and theory required by participants to prepare them for working as a security guard within a shop or patrolling factories, building sites, etc. It is also the entry level qualification for cash-in-transit employees.

Course Duration

QQI level 4 courses are comprised of 100 hours learning. Of this, 30 hours is direct contact between the trainer and learner. The balance is allocated towards home study by the learner.

Blended Learning Approach

This programme is delivered through a blended learning approach with 4 days direct contact between trainer and student over two weeks.

The 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 don’t worry about it! We make sure you are supported every step of the way. Learners complete a home study element of the course prior to attending the training programme which covers the more theoretical aspects of the programme. The more practical aspects and skills learning are developed during the class room days.

We Support You At Every Step

If you are returning to education for the first time in a long time, please don’t be put off by the home study aspect. It’s our job to help you through the process, and this programme was designed with you in mind. The course materials and learning aids are second to none and our trainers and admin staff are here to help with every aspect of 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.

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Course Cost

The total cost for this 4 day training programme is €270. This includes:

  1. All course notes in PDF.
  2. Home study pack.
  3. PSA license application assistance.
  4. TRF letter confirming training completion for PSA license application.
  5. Guarding Skills QQI Level 4 Certificate.
  6. First access to Irish Security Job opportunities listed on our ICSE Facebook page.

Course Requirements

Participants are required to bring a photocopy of their passport or drivers licence, two-passport size photos and their PPS number for registration purposes.

Exemption: €20 of the cost is charged by QQI for certification. Participants who are on the live register or are the holder of a medical card are exempt from the €20 fee. We just need you to bring proof to the training course and we can arrange a refund for you.

Save Money with Combined Door & Guarding Programme

89% of applicants choose to complete our combined QQI Level 4 Door Security Procedures and Guarding Skills training course because it is not only the best value but it will give you the ultimate advantage in securing work in the private security industry in Ireland. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for both the Door and Guarding security licences from the PSA.

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. ICSE have arranged our training days in modular form to allow students to complete the common aspects of each training programme first before moving on to the specialist aspects of each programme.

The combined course costs just €350. To book or read more CLICK HERE


If you are on the live register it may be possible to have some or all of your training and licence applications funded by a number of state or local bodies.

To find out if you are eligible contact your Local Employment Services or Department of Social Protection office.

Work at Any Concert, Festival or Sporting Event

Did you know? – holding both licences allows you to work as a security operative in any area at a concert or sporting event! As each licence allows the holder to work in a specific sector, we find employers are more inclined to hire personnel with both licences. As a result the majority of our participants complete both training courses!

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Fact Sheets

For further details on our Door Security Procedures courses please download our Door Security Fact Sheet.  For further details on our Guarding Skills courses please download our Guarding Skills Fact Sheet.

Door Security Procedure Fact Sheet

For further details on our Door Security Procedures courses please download our Door Security Fact Sheet.

Guarding Skills Fact Sheet

For further details on our Guarding Skills courses please download our Guarding Skills Fact Sheet.

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