PSA Security Guarding Skills provides a powerful roadmap for a successful, foundation in essential security techniques.

Key Considerations:

  • This FETAC Level 4 Guarding Skills Training Course 4N1118 qualification provides participants with the minimum training requirements, determined to apply for the Private Security Authority (PSA) Guarding Skills License.
  • Under new FETAC requirements this course requires 100 hrs learning; 30 hours must be contact time which can only be achieved by attending 5 X 7.5 hours training days. To make up the remaining 70 hours you will be required to conduct a home study element of the course prior to attending, covering the more theoretical aspects of the program.
  • Very Important:- This course cannot be delivered in less than 5 days as its breaching FETAC’s mandatory contact-time for trainees. The course content is very comprehensive and requires the participant to have a diverse range of skills on completion of the training which can only be provided in the time allotted.

RFC’s Training Programs Help People to Effectively Execute their Security and Customer Service Roles.

FETAC Level 4 Basic Guarding Skills Training Course 4N1118
Course Duration: 5 Day
Venue: Unit A6, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 AC91

The training course can also be delivered at your premises at any time.

This program runs monthly. Please contact us for next course dates.

Cost of this particular program is €279 which includes the manual & certificate.

It is important to note that this Course Can Currently Only Be Booked As Part Of The Combined PSA Security Guarding Skills & PSA Security Door Supervisor Skills. This program currently cannot be booked on its own.

Special Instructions for this Course

All students attending the course must have with them:

  • 1 recent (less than 12 months old) personal passport size photographs.
  • PPS number.
  • A form of Identification (Drivers licence, Passport or Social Welfare card)
    (Note Participants who attend without their Photographs may have them taken on the day for additional cost of €5).

FETAC Level 4 Guarding Skills Training Course Content

  • Introduction to the Security Industry.
  • Roles & Responsibilities in Guarding Skills.
  • Health and Safety – (Company and Employee Responsibilities).
  • The Law – (Dealing with children, The court system).
  • Relevant Legislation.
  • Health & Safety Legislation.
  • Employment Equality Legislation.
  • Communications and Reporting.
  • Customer Care and Social Skills.
  • Insurance.
  • Risk Awareness.
  • Arrest Techniques.
  • Searching.
  • Drugs & Drugs Awareness.
  • Emergency Procedures.
  • Communications & Reporting.
  • Fire Safety Training.
  • Practical Security Procedures and Techniques.
  • Dealing with violence & conflict resolution.
  • Role and Responsibilities of the Security Officer.
  • Searching – (Right of Search).
  • Patrolling.
  • Access Control.
  • Fire Awareness.
  • Security and Emergency Systems.
  • Emergencies

This course is highly practical and training includes the use of:

  • Fire Extinguishers on-site at The Training Centre.
  • Two-way radios.
  • Use our in-house CCTV system.
  • Searching techniques and various types of role-play.
  • RFC Security is a FETAC registered training provider and all instructors are qualified trainers having achieved Level 6 in the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • All course instructors are qualified security consultants having worked in the security industry for decades, both in Ireland and abroad.
  • Terry Conlon is our training Director, with 20 years experience in the security industry both in operations & training, Terry is a qualified security industry trainer, manual handling instructor, fire instructor & world host facilitator. Terry is the lead trainer for this program.

This course is ideally suited those who would like to enter the exciting and growing field of security work Those people who are involved in the security or event management industries, or those wishing to apply for PSA licence.


Assessment is by Theory test, two skills tests and an assignment which the participant must complete.

Guarding Skills FETAC Level 4 Certification

A ‘Door Security Procedures Level 4’ is accredited by QQI/FETAC certificates are awarded to participants on completion of course. Participants will be assisted with application for PSA licence also.