Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations

(Public Space Surveillance)

Within the Private Security Industry

Talented Training are specialists in delivering first class SIA Security courses across the UK, including Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield and Manchester. We have trained over 2000 students accredited qualifications to gain SIA licenses into the industry using modern teaching methods while integrating real life experience.

Courses we deliver include, Security Guarding, Door Supervision, CCTV and Terrorism Awareness. We are committed to enhancing the learning of all those who are and wish to be employed or be up-skilled within the industry.

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Who is this qualification for?

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.

How long will it take?

4-days (approximately 32-hours of learning) or 3-days if flexible distance learning is undertaken. 

Topics covered

These include the key purposes of the private security industry, the differences between civil and criminal Law.

The roles and responsibilities of each member of the CCTV team, the importance of accurate record-keeping.

Equipment fault reporting procedures, and actions to take if a suspicious object is found in the CCTV control room.

The qualification comprises 3 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Working within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 2 - Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry
  • Unit 3 - Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry


  • Unit 1 - 40-question multiple-choice examination.
  • Unit 2 - 40-question multiple-choice examination.
  • Unit 3 - Ongoing practical assessment throughout the course by the tutor

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