IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR SECURITY GUARD COURSES AS PER NEW PSA (PRIVATE SECURITY AUTHORITY) GUIDELINES.



In order to apply for a course, you must have the following:

- A. Original Language Certificate

- B. Photo Identification & Residence Verification

Further details below:

A. Language Assessment/Certification

1. Candidates from the following countries whose first language is English or Irish are exempt from the language proficiency requirements set out in this section:
Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monserrat, Seychelles, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Territories including American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

2. Candidates from outside Ireland shall produce their passport to confirm their country of origin. Such candidates may be required to demonstrate that their first language is English or Irish.

3. A candidate whose first language is not English and/or Irish and who comes from a country listed above shall be required to meet the requirements below.

4. The Training Provider cannot accept a candidate for a course until they are satisfied that the candidate is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Irish language in accordance with the criteria outlined below.

5. Competence in the use of the English and/or Irish language shall be verified by the candidate providing evidence that their language proficiency is equivalent to or greater than level B1 in English and/or Irish in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

6. Only those language tests approved by the Private Security Authority (PSA) shall be accepted as evidence of language proficiency. Evidence of proficiency shall be by means of an original certificate from the awarding body.

List of language tests approved by the PSA together with the minimum grade requirement

Information on the above language tests can be found as follows:

www.ielts.org

www.cambridgeenglish.org

www.trinitycollege.com

Galway Language Schools will also be able to provide information

Atlantic Language School www.atlanticlanguage.com 091 566 053

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre www.galwaylanguage.com Phone 091 566 468

Galway Cultural Institute www.gci.ie 091 863 100

B. IDENTITY VERIFICATION

7. On registering for a Security Course candidates must have 1 form of photo identification and 1 form of residence verification from the following

Photo Identity

  • Valid Passport
  • Current Driving Lisence
  • Current PSA Lisence Card
  • Garda Age Card
  • Department of Social Protection Card

Residence Verification

  • Utility Bill (issued within previous six months)
  • Bank Statement (issued within previous six months)
  • Document issued by a Government Department/Agency that shows candidates address (issued within previous 12 months)
  • Letter from a PSA Licensed Contractor that shows candidates address (issued within previous month)

8. Only candidates whose identity has been verified and who have satisfied the language assessment requirements shall be permitted to undertake the assessment.



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Mervue
Gaillimh

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