We are proud to say that this is our company's flagship course. We have 30 years of experience in preparing candidates for the Garda Stage 1 aptitude tests and our Garda Combined Course is the ultimate Garda aptitude test study package. It will give you the best all round preparation for the stage 1 assessments. It has consistently improved candidates Garda recruitment exam scores. We have spent hundreds of hours perfecting it for Garda recruitment campaigns. It comprises of two courses combined. Together, they act as a complete study programme.
Preparation Day Course + Online Course
Used in conjunction with our Garda Online Course our Garda Day Course has consistently helped produce the highest scoring Garda aptitude test scores in Ireland. The tutors presenting this course, who work full time in the psychometric industry, allow for valuable interaction between the tutor and the students. This ensures that you get individual attention should you require it. The day courses take place in a classroom setting with approximately 30 people in attendance. The courses are held top-class conference centres to ensure your comfort.
During the course, all aspects of the types of Garda aptitude tests are fully analysed, discussed and solutions are fully explained by tutors with the highest relevant qualifications in psychometric testing. Main course lunch is also provided.
Course venues include locations in Athlone, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.
Take the opportunity to practice and prepare with our exclusive online course. Work around your own schedule with online practice tests in a similar format to the official tests. You will be granted a unique username and password at the time of booking. This gives you plenty of time to study in the comfort of your own home for the Stage 1 tests.
Our Stage 1 Online Garda Course consists of video tutorials and over 1000+ practice test questions which we have developed to assist your preparation. The course begins by giving you the essential background knowledge that you need to know about the Garda assessments, and then guides you through your study with tuition, practice questions and solutions.
We also include useful publications and a course overview.
Note: Candidates are enrolled in the online resource after the day course.
Disclaimer: Courses are campaign specific therefore access to online resources will only be available for the duration of the campaign associated with the course.
The competition for the selection of Garda Trainees attracts a very high number of applicants in every campaign. Accordingly, the selection process to become a Garda Trainee is rigorous, with candidates required to undertake a range of relevant assessment tests and exercises over a number of selection stages.
Our courses are carefully designed by experts in the industry and in Garda Recruitment. We have been successfully preparing candidates for Garda Recruitment campaigns for over 30 years. No one else can come close to that experience.
Becoming a Garda is an exceptional career decision which is why only a select few will make it through the process. These candidates know the importance not only of preparation but of investing in the best preparation.
Becoming a member of An Garda Síochána is an exceptional career decision. It is a permanent position that offers a number of great benefits such as:
But perhaps most importantly, it is a position that is respected by people up and down the country because as a Garda, you will be making a proactive contribution by building relationships and trust within the community.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to become a member of An Garda Síochána. To do this, you must prove yourself by navigating through a rigorous selection process. This process will not be made any easier by the vast numbers of people who will be applying for the recruitment campaign.
However, you may feel comforted by the fact that since 1987, thousands of candidates have successfully availed of our services before you. These candidates are now either serving members of An Garda Síochána or are students currently attending the Garda Training College in Templemore. We fully recognise that our very best advertisements are the recurring recommendations that these individuals provide to members of the public on an on-going basis.
In fact, we encourage you to ask members of An Garda Síochána about our services. We are confident that they will endorse our position as the most successful Garda preparation course providers in Ireland.
Gardaí who have the required skills may apply for promotion to the role of Garda sergeant, and climb the ranks of an Garda Síochána. The Ranks of An Garda Síochána are:
→ Chief Superintendent
→ Assistant Commissioner
→ Deputy Commissioner
Think of preparation as one of the best investments you could ever make. You are giving yourself the best chance at success in the recruitment campaign and at gaining a great career with the following benefits:
This is a competitive process and often successful candidates are brought forward by order of merit. So, preparation is not just important in order to pass the Garda tests but also to maximise your scores in them. Candidates that prepare have an instant advantage.Garda Preparation Courses
What is it worth knowing that you are giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed in the assessments?
Our experience has shown us that the most serious applicants do not believe in taking shortcuts. Neither do we. We focus on providing the highest quality preparation and have done so for over 30 years. As a result, our courses are the best in the market.
Simply put, we give you the best opportunity of succeeding!
"I am currently waiting for the next intake class after passing all stages with an OOM in the 50s. I don't know how I would have fared without the help of Career Services. They gave a clear direction and strategy for doing well in the various stages. The course instructors were brilliant and helped with feedback and advice long after the courses were over. The work put in on your own time is massively important but with the direction of Career Services, you know what to aim at and how to hit it every time. I couldn't recommend the course and people involved more highly"
“I booked a course for Stage 1 in the Carlton this year, used your course online for Stage 2 and attended Stage 3 in Portlaoise. I want to thank you for your course as it immensely helped me and I subsequently passed my interview for the Garda Trainee 2019 on the 25th of November! I am 568 OOM. I would have no hesitation in recommending Careers Services should I know anyone applying”
"I did a Garda stage 1, 2 and 3 preparation course last year with ye, I started my training last week in Templemore and can honestly say I wouldn't be there if not for the preparation courses, the best money I ever spent thanks again"
"Just emailing in relation to the results I received yesterday from Stage 3 , I passed with an OOM of 150 , I had completed all 3 courses with ye this year and they were brilliant in guiding me through the process. A particular thanks to Ed and Patrick. I hope to be in the first batch into Templemore"
“I’m delighted to say all your help has been brilliant for my application this year. I passed each stage with ease and that was with the help and guidance you provided. I did stage 2 and 3 with you guys and it was the best money I’ve spent. I’m currently waiting to hear when I get to start in Templemore and I couldn’t be more excited and thankful for your help in getting me to here”
“Hi, I found the course very helpful and worthwhile, it was worth every penny. I passed my interview with no issue. The course was a great help to prepare for the interview, I felt so confident going in, I’m currently waiting on my intake date. Thanks for the help”