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Access Control

An effective Access Control System can form an integral part of an effective security system. At Hi-Tech Training our course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of Access Control Systems at a foundation level. Our experience has taught us that in order to gain the required skills a large percentage this Access Control Training course dedicated to building, setting-up, testing and trouble-shooting faults using core elements of modern Access Control Systems. At the end of the course an interested and hardworking participant will have a good solid foundation knowledge of what access control is all about.

Duration and Schedule

Hi-Tech Training Access Control Course commences on Saturday 18th November 2023. View our schedule for course dates and visit our fees and booking page for registration. Course fee is €800 (€100 Booking Fee + Balance of €700)

Online Virtual Classroom – how it works

The course will be delivered through 2 online virtual classroom sessions commencing on Saturday 18th November at 10.00 am (to 5.00 pm). The 3rd and last session will involve the additional practical work for the course as well as the written examination and practical assessments which will take place at our training centre at 4, North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1. on Saturday 3rd December from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. 

During the virtual classroom sessions Trainees will have a live video feed with their instructor talking to them, doing practical live demonstrations on equipment being involved actively in the learning).

We will send out a practical kit so that trainees can complete assignments and practical work at home. The kit consists of multimeter, connectors, components including resistors, diodes, fuses and security cable, electric locks (maglock and electric strike), access control keypad door control unit, emergency egress button, exit button, and power supply unit, Trainees will build various projects as part of the course. The kit will remain the property of the participant (please contact us for details of training kit cost). The kit forms an integral part of the course, so full course fees need to be paid at last 10 days prior to course commencement to allow time to ship the kit in time for the course.


In preparation for this, we plan to have a quick informal free online meeting prior to course commencement for about an hour just to make sure that people get connected in through Zoom properly, let them know what the virtual classroom will be like and go through any questions they may have. To join the virtual sessions, you will need a PC/Laptop or Tablet with an internet connection. Joining instructions (logon IDs, etc.) will be sent before the Informal Induction session. Please let us know by email if you are available to attend the free sessions as this is an ideal opportunity for you to learn about attending the course and completing the assessments to obtain the certificates.


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Access Control


This practically based Access Control course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of Access Control Systems at a foundation level. Each module of the training program is backed-up by practical exercises, demonstrations and course materials. These training methods give the participant a greater grasp of the practical aspects of the industry and provides them with the “Hands-On” experience and confidence which are so essential for success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements that make up an Access Control System.
  • Fit the principal components of a stand-alone system and networked systems.
  • Connect and programme a card, keypad and proximity stand alone system.
  • Effectively connect up, test and fault-find system elements.
  • Be aware of the issues associated with Access Control Systems.
  • Have an awareness of the changing technology and it’s impact on the industry

Access Control Course Content

QQI Certification Award Options

QQI Certification Award Options

  • Access Control Systems: – Introduction, principles, uses and applications.
  • Elements of basic and advanced, insecure and secure Access systems.
  • Stages of Access Control: – Identification, Decision, Action.
  • Control Components: – Reader, Keypad, Receiver, Lock.
  • Terms: – magnetic strip, proximity, biometrics, card-free access, readers and tokens.
  • Potential weakness and vulnerability of poor system design.
  • Standalone, Networked and Computer based systems.
  • Locks: – Mechanical and electromechanical, mortise and rim release units.
  • Use of timers and timed zones within access control systems.
  • Storing information gathered by an access control system.
  • Cables: – Types, uses, and applications, Power Supply Units.
  • Fault-finding techniques. Relevant standards and issues, Changing technology and keeping updated.


  • On completion of the Access Control Course, having been successful in TWO examinations (one written, one practical) the participant will receive a Hi-Tech Training Certificate.

QQI Award Options

In order to meet the QQI syllabus requirements for the Intruder Alarm and Access Control QQI Level 5 Component Award – 5N1776, participants must successfully complete the following 3 Hi-Tech Training Courses: –

Intruder Alarm and Access Control Award Options

Intruder Alarm and Access Control Certification Options

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