Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance)


This course leads to the nationally recognised qualification for CCTV operators, and has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for CCTV Control Room Operators (PSS)’


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

Who should take this course?

Anyone who needs an SIA licence to work as a CCTV Operative. Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. The course can also be used as an entry into the broader security industry.

Entrance requirements

There is no requirement to have ANY previous knowledge or training in order to undertake this course, however, individuals do need to have the capacity to read and write at literacy Level 2.

The qualification can be undertaken by learners aged 16 or over who wish to work as a CCTV Operative. However, an SIA badge cannot be applied for until the age of 18.

Students MUST arrive with the correct ID as per SIA Requirements which will be detailed on delegate joining instructions. Delegates without the correct ID requirements will not be able to complete the course


3 days, with some evening study. Note that if you already have Unit 1 from a Door Supervisor or Security Guarding qualification, you might only have to complete 2 days.

Tim CCTV certificate

IBAUK’s Tim Stacey presents Noel Woolrych with his award for security in public places by the new CCTV camera.
Photo: Wiltshire Gazette & Herald.


This qualification is split into 3 modules and delegates must complete and pass all three units as shown below in order to achieve a Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations. Unit 1 is completed by distance learning.


Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry
Unit 2 – Working as a CCTV Operator
Unit 3 – Practical operation of CCTV equipment


This qualification can enable the learner to progress onto the NVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further learning in other areas of the private security industry such as Security Guarding or Door Supervision.

Getting your SIA licence for CCTV (Public Space Surveillance)

Watch this video for help on how to complete your online SIA licence application.  Go to http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applying.aspx to register and start your application today.



£237 inc. VAT

NB: When the Door Supervisor & CCTV courses are booked together with IBA UK Ltd the cost of the two courses for the candidate is reduced to £410.00 from £460.00 The second course is charged at a discounted price of £180.00 as unit one will have been completed during the first course.

If you do more than one course with us, please ask us about a discount for loyal customers.

Did you know?

Effective CCTV schemes are an invaluable source of crime detection and evidence for the police. For example, in 2009, 95 per cent of Scotland Yard murder cases used CCTV footage as evidence. -Simon Adcock, British Security Industry Association

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