Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) – SIA

Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF)

As a result of the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, a Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) licence is required when manned guiding activities are carried out through the use of closed circuit television equipments to monitor the activities of a member of the public or private place; or to identify a particular person.

So, to gain the award, and in order to obtain a licence, learner will need to attend a training course for a minimum of 23 contact hours – as stipulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – and pass the examination in all modules.

Structure of Course

The Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF), a SIA-approved course, which contains three compulsory modules, is delivered every week at various centres/venues across London.

The course has been designed to be completed in 3 days and can be undertaking by learners aged 16 and over. Although the age limit is 16 and over, an SIA licence can only be applied for when learners are 18.

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The modules covered are:

  • Module 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry
  • Module 2 – Working as a CCTV operator within the Private Security Industry
  • Module 3 – Practical operation of CCTV equipment within the Private Security Industry

Assessment method is by Practical Assessment and Written Examination

Module 1 – Working within the Private Security Industry is assessed by:

  • A 40-question multiple-choice written examination
  • To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of  40 questions
  • Examination is for 1 hour.

Module 2 – Working as a CCTV operator within the Private Security Industry is assessed by:

  • A 45-question multiple-choice written examination
  • To be successful, learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40 questions
  • Examination is for 1 Hour.

Module 3 – Practical operation of CCTV equipment within the Private Security Industry is assessed by the tutor and externally moderated by the Awarding Bodies.

Condition of Entry

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. However, it is advised that candidates have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

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