Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (RQF).
You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the CCTV qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry using the skills you have learned.
Courses are delivered over four days. Plus, for those who do not hold the Unit 1 ‘Working in the Private Security Industry’ already, learners will be required to complete distance learning for Unit 1 before attending this training through home study.
How is the qualification assessed?
It is divided into two units and assessed through multiple-choice examinations (MCQ) and practical assessments. These units are as follows:
- Unit 1 – The Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry
- Unit 2 – Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operator in the Private Security Industry
To achieve this qualification, in addition to multiple-choice examinations, you will be required to complete several activities which will include:
- producing one hand-written witness statement, based on a centre-devised scenario
- completing one workbook
- undertaking an observation demonstrating practical use of a CCTV system, via the completion of a chosen scenario
All learners are required to demonstrate a good grasp of the English language (reading/writing/speaking and listening) as assessments are only available in this language. This may involve completing a short assessment prior to enrolment. This qualification is aimed at learners aged over 18, due to age restrictions on applying for a licence.
Photo and ID Requirements
You will need to bring ID with you to be able to sit the exams. If you have a current Passport and a UK photo driving licence these will be ideal. Alternatively you can bring your birth certificate if you do not have a passport or driving licence – along with two other forms of ID showing your current address such as a recent utility bill, P45/P60, Council Tax statement (less than 12 months old) or bank statement (less than 3 months old). Please refer to the ID requirements sheet which you will be sent with your joining instructions to make sure you will have the correct and sufficient amount of ID to be able to do the course and sit the exams.
On receipt of your completed enrolment form and course fee, you will receive detailed and informative instructions. This will include information on the distance learning unit you will need to complete prior to attendance.
In the unfortunate event you have to cancel your course a cancellation fee may apply so please let us know as soon as you can if you are unable to attend a course.
Covid-19 – If you have to self-isolate (proof required) we will transfer your course to the next one at no extra cost.
Individuals achieving this qualification will be able to progress to other qualifications such as further learning in other areas such as working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry or in First Aid at Work.
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.
By BACS using online banking, or by cash or debit/credit card. The full course fee will be due on enrolment. We can invoice your company if they are paying. In certain circumstances we may accept a deposit to secure a space on a course. Please ask us for payment options. If you do more than one course with us, please ask us about a discount for loyal customers.
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