SIA CCTV Operator Course










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.

This regulated qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a CCTV operative as it provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for an SIA licence in this field.  It has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Subjects covered include roles and responsibilities of CCTV operators, codes of practice, operational procedures and guidelines, CCTV equipment and operation and surveillance techniques. It covers those areas of content that are common across different sub-sectors at Level 2: Door Supervision, Security Guarding, CCTV Operations, Vehicle Immobilisation; and Cash and Valuables in Transit.

The CCTV Operator course is the perfect course for progressing your career in the Private Security Industry. The course prepares you to work in a huge variety of roles including: CCTV Operative, Security Supervisor and various management positions.

Career Progression for Security Officers

Career prospect

The rise in the use of CCTV cameras means that there are lots of employment opportunities once you have a CCTV licence. This makes the CCTV Operative Training course the perfect course to start, or advance, your career in the Private Security Industry. 

Course Content

  • Know the purpose and main features of the private security industry.
  • Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working in the private security industry.
  • Understand relevant aspects of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Know how to apply principles of fire safety.
  • Know how to deal with non-fire-related workplace emergencies.
  • Understand the principles of effective communication and customer care in the private security industry.
  • Understand CCTV codes of practice, Operational Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Understand relevant legislation and how it impacts on CCTV operations.
  • Understand the Roles and Responsibilities of the CCTV Operator and other CCTV staff.
  • Understand the characteristics of a CCTV system.
  • Understand how to make effective use of CCTV equipment.
  • Understand emergency procedures in the CCTV control room.
  • Understand Health and Safety  relevant to CCTV operator.
  • Be able to operate CCTV equipment.
  • Be able to demonstrate operational use of a CCTV system.

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To work as a security officer in the UK, you are required by law to have an SIA licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). One of the requirements of the SIA licence is that you attend an approved training course and acquire a recognised national qualification

The training course is held over 3 days, with 38 hours of tuition. The examination consists of 2 sets of multiple choice questions and 1 practical assessment.

This course is meant for individuals (and organisations who want their employees trained)

  • looking for security jobs,
  • looking for security part-time or full-time employment,
  • looking for career change,
  • Students looking for flexible work with decent income to support their studies,
  • Over 50’s looking for flexible and supplementary income,
  • Lone parents looking for flexible work-life balance between work and family,
  • All frontline workers.
  • Flexible working pattern
  • National recognised qualification
  • Earnings of £9.00 to £20.00 per hour
  • Job availability of about 80%
  • Self-employment / freelance.
  • You need your course fee
  • One form of ID (Drivers Licence, Passport, Biometric Resident Permit etc)
  • Two proofs of address (Utility Bills, Bank statements, etc) and
  • Two passport size photos.

You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 02080907037

Results are available within five working days of your exam date.

Certificate are dispatched within one week of course completion, you have the option to request secured certificate delivery when booking the course.