Garda Stage 3 Interview Preparation

Garda Stage 3 Interview Course


Career Services have been preparing candidates for the Garda Interview and the Garda recruitment campaigns since 1987. We have set dates for our renowned Garda Stage 3 Interview preparation courses for the 2018 Garda recruitment campaign.

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Garda Stage 3 Preparation 

Garda Stage 3 Interview: Stage 3 of the Garda Recruitment campaign is a competency-based interview.  To help candidates succeed in Stage 3, Career Services are holding our renowned Garda Interview preparation courses. Our course was designed by a highly experienced and knowledgeable retired superintendent who has vast experience in the competency-based interview stage of the Garda recruitment process and delivered by two highly experienced tutors.


"Course developed in conjunction with a highly experienced and knowledgeable retired superintendent"


Garda Interview Course Overview

The Garda Stage 3 Interview consists of a competency-based interview. This is a highly structured interview where candidates are informed in advance of several key competencies. The competencies which are predefined by the interview board are key skills deemed necessary to serve effectively as a member of An Garda Síochána. Examples of the competencies could include ‘Problem Solving’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Motivation for the Role’ etc. During the interview candidates are asked to give examples of instances when they displayed each of the competencies effectively. Most people pick examples from their previous work experience, voluntary experience, educational experience or a hobby that they enjoy. All candidates are assessed on the same competencies to ensure that there is fairness in the selection process. Obviously, how well candidates prepare in advance will dictate how well they will perform in the interview.   

 "We have 30 years of experience in Garda recruitment campaigns and have helped more candidates achieve success than any other course provider in the country"



Garda Interview Preparation Course

During the Career Services Garda Stage 3 Interview Preparation Course all aspects of the Garda Interview will be fully covered. This course was developed in conjunction with a highly experienced and knowledgeable retired superintendent who has vast experience and has sat on previous selection panels. Participants also get the option of having a mock interview at the course should they wish to avail of this. 

Our courses provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to ensure a positive learning environment and we find this also encourages questioning from students providing for a clear understanding for the whole class. The course also provides a great opportunity to meet other applicants and this allows for sharing of experiences and works towards building confidence and motivation. 


Course Details 

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Course Duration


Lunch Included? Yes


Course Price



Course Dates and Venues

For course locations and dates please see here: Garda Stage 3 Date and Venues.