Working in a secure environment

Class Size

Minimum of six (6) and up to a maximum of twelve (12), in order to maintain a high quality of teaching and learning.


One (1) day

Who is the course for?

Front line staff who work in prisons, psychiatric intensive care units, forensic units, medium secure units, detention centres, secure youth accommodations, custody nurses and other types of front line staff who work in secure facilities as part of their job undertaking.

Entry requirement

A keen interest and commitment towards the disciplines of learning: Prior experience is not necessary. Applicants will be provided with a list of pre-course information prior to the start of the course, in order to advise them on course expectations and requirements.

Course content

This introductory course comprises of a theoretical component that underlines a security framework and provides practitioners with techniques skills and coping mechanisms required for working in intense locations that are required to be continuously locked and secured.


There is no formal assessment attached to this course.


Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the programme.


Carl Ryan, RMN, Cert. Ed. BA (Hon), MPhil – Principal Tutor


Available on request