Security Systems Technology
QQI Level 5 - Security Systems Technology (5M2109)


  • Closed Circuit TV and Lighting
  • Communication
  • Electronics
  • Electronics – Digital
  • Mathematics
  • Intruder Alarms & Ac. Ctrl
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Cable/Pre Installation Tech
  • Work Experience


  • TV and Video Servicing
  • Alarm Installation
  • Alarm Maintenance
  • Electronic Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Process Technicians
  • Maintenance Technicians

“Ideal pathway to Apprenticeship” 

Courses Description

Electronic technology is the driving force behind the development of the world’s information technology. It develops the way electricity is used to control equipment in the fields of medicine, communications, computing, manufacturing, security, business and entertainment. This fulltime course prepares students for a career in the electrical or electronic industries, as well as facilitating entry into a range of engineering disciplines at third level.


The course will give students practical access to some of the latest emerging technologies such as Robotics, Microcontrollers and 3D printing.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of interview.


  • QQI Level 5 – Security Systems Technology 5M2109


  • The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • Specific progression links are available with WIT and IT Carlow for this course. See: Progression Information here.


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Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

Work Experience

Work experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College.


One Year

Pathways to Apprenticeship Programme

  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Commercial/ Private Security Systems / Automation Access Systems/ Closed Circuit Camera Systems

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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