Further Education

Further Education 2020-2021

Event Operations and Security Services 5M2110

Event Operation is an expanding business sector in Ireland and abroad. Students will learn how to prepare, plan and assist in producing an event while exploring all the elements necessary in particular Security, Health and Safety. From large Music Festivals to City Events such as Harbour Seafest, Food Exhibitions, Sports Events, Arts Festival, Race Week or Christmas Market. Coordinating events and making them commercially successful depends on trained professionals to ensure that it will meet the vendors and customers expectations.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent


Mature applicants welcome

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Applicants may also be required to participate in a fitness assessment.


QQI Level 5 Award in Security Studies 5M2110.

This qualification is recognised by the Security Institute of Ireland.

Students may also apply for the Provate Security Authority (PSA) licence for Door Security and Security Guarding on successful completion of the course. Licence fee applies. See www, psa.gov.ie


Security Industry Procedures 5N1785

Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394

Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

Work Experience 5N1356

Door Security Procedures 4N1114

Information & Communication Systems 5N1952

Event Production 5N1374

Team Working 5N1367


GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners.

We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education:

Students who successfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

On successful completion of this course, students may be considered for entry to all courses in GMIT with the exception of Nursing.

Students on completion of QQI Level 5 Security Studies may progress to QQI Level 6 Security Operations and Administration course available in further education colleges in Dublin,Cork, Cavan, Sligo and Tipperary.

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

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Student Services Fee E175

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Certification Fee: €50

Textbooks: €50

First Aid Training: TBC

TOTAL: €475


Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.


The course enables students to either move directly into the many employment opportunities that present, or to progress their educational career with a link into Third Level. The course includes preparation for a licence in door security and security guarding, and offers students excellent opportunities for full time employment in the Entertainment, Hospitality and Event Industry, as well as opportunities for part time work to fund further learning in the following years.


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September - May


GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Student Testimonial

I'm really enjoying the course. I intend to join the Defense Forces and this course is an ideal preparation for that. There is a really good balance between classroom classes and practical lessons. For two of our subjects, we've gone on hiking trips to the Burren and Connemara to learn about outdoor leadership, safety and teamworking. I'd strongly recommend the course to anyone interested in the Defence Forces, Gardai, or the Security Industry.


Contact Andreas.baumann@gretb.ie