Security training

Door Security Procedures (4N1114)


The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision as Door Security Personnel, performing practical security duties and procedures and responding to security situations in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for patrons, staff and members of the public.



"Door Security is much more learner friendly, much more role play, more information based for learner to understand the role and the job" - Thomas
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Learning Outcomes


Course Content

  1. Explain the legislation, regulations and standards governing the provision of a private security service to include reference to the Private Security Services legislation, relevant national and international standards and the role of the Private Security Authority
  2. Explain the role of private security services in relation to the role of other agencies which deal with crime prevention
  3. Distinguish between legal codes and practices relating to the role of the Door Security Personnel to include: criminal and civil law, the rights of the individual, health and safety legislation, equality legislation and security industry licensing requirements and relevant national and international standards
  4. Explain the status of representatives of authorised bodies entering premises to include a member of An Garda Siochana, fire officer, customs officer, health and safety Inspector and representatives of the security industry regulatory body
  5. State the principal points of relevant national labour regulations
  6. List a range of personal and professional qualities required of a Door Security Person
  7. Outline relevant health and safety requirements including dealing with fire and fire regulations, and other areas, that relate to the role of the Door Security Person
  8. Explain what is meant by loss prevention and detection
  9. Explain what is meant by reasonable and necessary force
  10. Contrast the role and responsibilities of a Door Security Person employed directly by a client (in-house) and the provision of a contract security service
  11. Explain appropriate conflict resolution techniques for dealing with a range of incidents
  12. Carry out the duties and procedures required of a Door Security Person
  13. Respond appropriately to security incidents and emergencies
  14. Use a variety of supporting security tools and equipment
  15. Complete the various duties involved in the work of a Door Security Person to include the preservation of a scene of crime and the recording of incidents and liaison with appropriate agencies and organisations
  16. Use appropriate communications skills and a range of customer service techniques in a variety of situations in the workplace.

Obtaining a Door security qualification will enable you to work in the following establishment types:

  1. Public Houses
  2. Bar and discotheque within a hotel
  3. Night club
  4. Fast food outlet
  5. Amusement arcade
  6. Cinema and Theatres

Programme details

  • Award Title: Door Security procedures (4N1114)

  • Duration: Duration of 100 hours of which 50 hours will be direct learning activities, 50 hours self directed.

  • Entry requirements: QQI level 3 certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life and work experiences.

  • Award Type: Minor Award

  • Framework Level: NFQ Level 4

  • Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

  • Assessment:
    1. Skill Demonstration
    2. Assignment
    3. Examination

  • Protection for learners:NCU Training is one of only seven fully bonded and insured ICPA (Irish Course Providers Association) member training providers in Ireland. If you train with us your course is fully insured for refund of all fees in case of disruptions. *This is only available on courses of three months in Duration

  • Complaints procedure:It is your right as a client of our service to make a complaint if you feel your experience with us falls short of what you expected. We want the process to be easy, effective and fair. If you would like to make a complaint you can either call us on 01-8479463 or email us directly at complaints@ncultd.ie

Price and next starting date.

  • Price: €199 (Excluding certification fee)
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