Level 2 CCTV (public space surveillance) 

The SIA issues licenses to CCTV operators who meet their criteria. In the interests of the industry as a whole and in support of its license to practice, the SIA invited awarding organisations to develop a qualification to meet this demand.

To qualify for a license you will need to satisfy three requirements:
1) Pass an identity check
2) Pass a criminal records check
3) Possess a recognised CCTV Operators qualification.

The Level 2 is such a recognised qualification and consists of 3 units:

Unit 1 - Working In The Private Security Industry

Know the purpose and main features of the private security industry
Understand the legislation that is relevant to people working within the private security industry
Know how to maintain health and safety in the workplace
Know how to apply the 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

Unit 2 - Working As a CCTV Operator

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

Unit 3 - Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment

Be able to operate CCTV equipment
Be able to demonstrate operational use of a CCTV system

Who is this qualification for?
The Level 2 qualification is designed for those who wish to work in the industry; and is awarded to those who pass two examinations covering the basic knowledge and responsibilities of the occupation also a practical demonstration covering use of CCTV equipment. This nationally recognised qualification is the industry standard and enables a CCTV Operator to apply for a license to practice.

Are there any exemptions to this qualification?
If you have completed a door supervisor training course and/or qualification you may be exempt from some or all of the training and qualification requirements. For a list of exemptions, visit www.the-sia.org.uk

If you have full exemption, you must contact us to request an Exemption Registration Form, providing your full name, address and date of birth. The form needs to be completed and returned to so that your details can be sent to the awarding body to confirm your exemption. Failure to submit this form will mean that your license application cannot be processed by the SIA, The cost of obtaining exemption from is £20.00 (including VAT).