Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry

Course overview

The CCTV (PSS) training course will allow you to work as a CCTV operator in licensed and unlicensed premises e.g. corporate offices, night clubs and pubs, retail supermarkets, restaurants hotels, schools etc. The CCTV qualification will allow you get an SIA CCTV licence which will allow you to work as a CCTV operator.

Why choose this course

Anyone wanting to work as a CCTV operator in the UK.

New entrants to the security industry and those who are returning to it having previously worked prior to the introduction of SIA licensing in 2004, will need to undertake the SIA training to be able to apply for the SIA licence.

The length of the course is one week.

This qualification is worth 3 credits at Level 2

The course consists of following three units: 

Unit 1: Working as a CCTV Operator within Privat Security Industry

Unit 2: Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry

Unit 3: Working within Private Security Industry

To achieve this qualification, you must pass multi-choice exams for Unit 1 and 3 and an internally marked practical Unit 3 on operating CCTV equipment.

Through online using Google Meet,  Google classroom and Zoom, Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and  classroom

You will be assessed through three Multiple Choice examinations. Unit 1  and Unit 3 are 75 minutes examinations. Unit 2 is a pass practical assessment of the CCTV operation skills. 

There are no formal entry requirements to the CCTV Operator course; however the minimum age requirement for entry into this course is 18 years. You will be asked to bring along Identification documents (Both parts of provisional or full UK driving license, passport) and proof of address (utility bill, bank statement etc) along with 1 passport size photograph.

Whether you are new to the industry or already working, a career in security now has many progression routes. For those who wish to specialise, you get take Close Protection, Security Guarding, Event Security, Managing Security Operations, Security Trainer, Door Supervision

To apply for the course

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