Occupational Benefits

This vocational qualification was designed to build on the existing experiences and activity of those engaged in the area of loss prevention and crime prevention as well as creating a pathway for those wishing to enter into or progress within the sector.

This vocational qualification is designed to enable learners acquire a range of skill and knowledge and competencies in the fields of loss prevention, security risk assessment and security auditing, leading to undertaking effective risk assessments and giving advice in a broad range of environments.

Formal certification will define those individuals, thus enhancing employability and personal progression.


Learners are advised that the recommended total duration of this programme is twelve weeks.

Study guidelines are provided to assist learners with study scheduling and project completion.

When stated in terms of hours, learners, depending on their level of knowledge and experience, should consider a commitment of up to 200 hours for study, research and project completion.

Learners with extensive experience, knowledge or background in security or any related field may not have to commit to the full duration.


This programme is assessed by way of a 5,000-word project. Learners have twelve weeks to complete this project.


A comprehensive manual is provided; this includes a suite of templates. Candidates will also be provided with study and assessment guidelines and a project formatting template.


Successful completion leads to a Diploma in Asset Risk Management. This Diploma is issued by the security industry sector body for education and training, the Security Institute of Ireland.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion, participants will be able to understand:

  • The principles of crime prevention and loss prevention
  • The causes and consequences of loss
  • The range of products and services available to assist with loss prevention
  • How client safety and health procedures can impact on loss
  • Best practice auditing principles and standards
  • The stages of the Security Risk Assessment process
  • Information gathering and presentation processes
  • How knowledge of motivation can inform planning and policy decisions.
  • How the structure of the physical environment can be used to deter
  • Measures used to safeguard cash, valuables and goods in transit
  • Threats associated with terrorist and extremist groups
  • The application and benefits of templates.

Registration Options

Individual learners may register and choose their payment option directly on the course website to begin the course immediately. Payment plans are available through the website.

If you require special payment options such as invoicing, or would like to register a number of learners, please contact us for assistance.