Guarding Skills Course

This course is aimed at those who wish to work in the area of static retail; and will provide participants with the skills necessary for work as a security guard in shops; factories, and building sites. Cash in transit employees are also required to complete this course.

Course Programme

QQI Level 4 Course

The course involves a combination of home and in-class study. 70 hours of home study must be completed before 30 hours of class learning can take place. There are two examinations at the end of the course – one a theory exam, and the other a practical exam relating to the particular field of study.

Maximum number of participants: 10

Duration: 70 hours home study & 30 hours in class study (5 mornings)

Certificate: For life, Licence with PSA to be renewed every 3 years


Mackin are an approved PSA training provider


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Objectives of the course

On completion of this course the participant will be able to apply for a PSA licence to work in any area of static retail – excluding licensed premises.

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